Kilkenny CBT Tutors

Lynn Dowling

Lynn Dowling is Principal and Proprietor at Kilkenny College of Beauty and Sports Therapy. Lynn trained initially as a Beauty Therapist qualifying with honours from ITEC,CIBTAC and CIDESCO. She later trained as an holistic therapist adding aromatherapy , Reflexology, Indian head massage etc to her repertoire. She has found her passion to be in the area of advanced skincare where she went on to study laser, microdermabrasion and advanced skincare. She has also trained extensively in nail technology across Europe.Lynn is passionate about Education and endeavoured to create a positive experience for learners, with this to the fore she completed her BA in Adult Education at Waterford Institute of Technology. Lynn has also been an expert at the National Beauty Therapy Skills Competition and is passionate about helping students reach their goals. She took over Kilkenny College of Beauty and Spirts Therapy in 2017 and has built the business to one of the largest providers of Beauty Therapy training in the South East. Lynn believes in Education with flexibility and inclusion for all and so she has also added an online portal for students convenience at

Laura Gaule is our Senior tutor and administrator at Kilkenny College of Beauty and Sports Therapy. Laura has worked in the beauty industry both in Ireland and overseas in Australia after graduating in 2014 with ITEC, CIBTAC and CIDESCO. Laura saw her passion was in teaching and completed her Education and Training in Kilkenny College of Beauty and Sports Therapy in 2018.

Laura has immense experience working in salons and spas perfecting her skills to the highest standard.

Laura loves to further her knowledge at any opportunity and continues to learn whatever new trends may come on stream within the industry including BIAB , lash extensions,  hybrid tinting and many other Australian trends that haven’t even made it this far yet.

Beauty is her passion and she can not wait to pass on her love and knowledge to the students who come through the door of the college.

Laura Gaule

Marie Cahill

Marie is stationed in our Beauty and advanced aesthetics department. Marie has worked within the Beauty, complementary and advanced aesthetics industry for 13 years. She trained initially for 3 years and finished training in 2009. After which time, she went straight into the beauty therapy commercial industry. Marie also completed her ITEC diploma in Education and Training. Marie has a strong passion for beauty therapy and in particular advanced aesthetics. She worked in Eyrebrushed clinic, well known for its focus on skin health and this is where her knowledge and  passion for advanced education of the skin flourished. One of her main goals every year is to continue up skilling and CPD training, for this reason she has added ITEC level 6 skin needling Qualifications to her repertoire. As a former student of the year, Marie strives for perfection and is excited to educate and offer her knowledge, skills and experience of the Beauty and aesthetics Industry to her students.

Nigel teaches Sports therapy at the Kilkenny college of Beauty and Sports Therapy.Nigel qualified with  a Certificate Human Physiology & Health Science 2003, Bsc (Hons) Human Physiology & Rehabilitation 2005 and Msc Football Rehabilitation 2015

He Set up the Wexford Injury clinic in 2005 which specialises in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries as well as injury prevention and performance enhancement.

Nigel is the head Athletic Trainer with Wexford FC overseeing the provision of medical services since they first entered the League of Ireland in 2007 and with Wexford Youths Women FC since the Women’s National league begun in 2011.He also worked with various rugby and GAA clubs as well as Wexford Senior, Junior and U-21 football teams.
Tutor with Waterford & Wexford ETB since 2011 delivering various healthcare and sports modules.

Nigel Fitzharris

Anna is part of our holistic and Beauty therapy department. Anna qualified in Holistic, Advanced Complementary Therapies completing  diplomas in Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Indian Head Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Hot Stone and On site Massage.
Over the last few years, Anna worked actively from home to build up her loyal client base. With a huge passion for learning and all things beauty, she continued her education and qualified in Beauty Therapy with ITEC, CIBTAC and CIDESCO. She was awarded Student of the Year at the end of year 1 and CIDESCO & DERMALOGICA Student of the Year at the end of year 2. She holds additional diplomas in Facial Electrical Treatments, Film and Theatrical Make Up, Microdermabrasion and IPL.
Anna is very passionate about continuous development and upskilling and loves to share her knowledge with students. She constantly undergoes courses to keep up to date with latest trends and also works in a very prestigious laser and skincare salon. Anna loves of teaching has driven her to successfully complete a Diploma in Education and Training.

Anna Prusak

Sarah Jane McGrath

Sarah Jane  is in our Beauty therapy department at Kilkenny College of Beauty and Sports Therapy. She graduated  in 2005 with ITEC, CIBTAC & CIDESCO. She is a recognised and renowned expert beautician with over 13 years of experience working in salons, spas, and skin clinics in Ireland and Australia.
Sarah Jane’s determination to excel in her field has pushed her to qualify as a trainer for new cutting edge developments in the beauty industry in 2013. She was head trainer for 3D Lipo Ireland Ltd in 2013/14 and threading trainer in Pembroke Beauty College.
Sarah Jane has continued to delevop her skills and knowledge in the industry specialising in advanced skincare which has led her to managment role at 3D Aesthetic & Beauty Clinic since 2013.

Billie Jean Belle

Bille Jean is in our Nail Technology department, started in her career as a nail technician in Dublin doing a manicure and pedicure course in 2014, continuing on to do her ITEC nail technician diploma in Waterford. She began doing nails in a popular salon in Carlow for 2 years where knowledge and experience flourished which enabled her to start her own business. Bille Jean is an avid lifelong learner and has continued to upskill around Europe in nail art, salon shaping and modern techniques and latest trends.  Bille Jean loves to pass on her knowledge and tips to students that has taken her so many years to develop.

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