Bubbles & Barks

Three Prestige Groomers under one roof!


Katie O’Loughlin


"I always knew I wanted to work with animals. I spent my childhood riding horses and playing with my dogs. I qualified from Saint John’s Central College in 2002 having completed a 2 year Diploma studying Veterinary Nursing, Obedience Training, Animal Welfare and of course Dog Grooming. I was hooked!"

"I launched Bubbles and Barks in 2005 and opened my first salon in 2008.  I was awarded a Merit Award in my first competition with my lovely model dog Nina in 2013.  In 2014 I was awarded Peoples Choice International Groomer of the month for October with my fabulous model dog, Alfie. The prize money was donated to MADRA (Mutts Anonymous Dog rescue and Adoption)."

"In March 2015 my dreams came to fruition with the opening of our brand new, purpose built Doggie Spa and Boutique on Pier Road Bearna. This new space really reflects the level of care and styling I want to offer to all of my doggie clients. We have a seperate drying and bathing room and an open plan finishing are with purpose built doggie suites. Your dogs comfort is our primary concern."

"I attend and host many training courses each year to polish my skills and to keep abreast of new styles and techniques. Even moving into hosting training days in the new location."

"I think I am the luckiest girl in the world to be able to do what I love every day and I can’t imagine doing anything else!"

Katie and her standard poodle Gráinne aged 10 weeks

Katie and her standard poodle Gráinne aged 10 weeks

Kate Mc The Barking Bath

Kate Mc Namara:

The Barking Bath

Kate is available Part-Time from Bubbles & Barks and Part-Time from Clifden. Kate is an award winning groomer. Please call her direct to book :

086 351 7454

Monika's Grooming

Monika’s Grooming

Monika is a multi-award winning groomer based full-time from Bubbles & Barks. To Book please call her direct @

089 403 4182