The next Level 1 dry needling course is running on the 24th – 26th May 2024 in Harbour Clinic, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin.

Call now to book your place!

* 3-day course that covers all requirements from insurance companies*

Why choose Dry Needling Ireland

Dry Needling Ireland ensures that you learn the safest techniques to efficiently and confidently carry out successful dry needling treatments.

Done incorrectly, dry needling can be very dangerous, even leading to serious harm or permanent injury if you’re not careful, and we never want to go down that road of damaging your reputation or even worse, legal action against you.

So to ensure that you continue to treat safely and successfully into your career Dry Needling Ireland gives instant FREE membership to those that complete the course, where you will have FREE access to video tutorials of all the techniques you learn on the course.

See what past students have said about the course on Google

Foster HoranFoster Horan
12:15 02 Dec 21
Great course, moves at a very good pace. Very informative covers the whole body. Richard has an array of knowledge and is a great teacher.
Andrew ShanahanAndrew Shanahan
09:05 30 Nov 21
Really great course! Went through a huge amount of info over just three days.
Grá DalyGrá Daly
21:38 28 Sep 21
Really enjoyed this course. Richard was a brilliant instructor and ran the course very well.
Anca ClarkeAnca Clarke
07:16 24 Aug 21
The dry needling course with Richard exceeded my expectations .Richard is an excellent teacher who gives you constant support ,guidance and fills you whit confidence throughout the course .I would highly recomend the course and looking forward to complete more courses in the future .Thanks again
Richard runs a brilliant, in-depth, practical course which covers all needs for physiotherapists practicing in Ireland (21hours). Really relaxed atmosphere and engaging material, got loads of needling practice, with video tutorials for reference after the course. Absolutely recommend 100%!
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About Dry Needling Ireland

Our comprehensive 3 day (21 CPD hours) courses cover basic to advanced needling techniques from head to toe and are approved by insurers.

Our educational program will prepare health care practitioners to treat patients with myofascial trigger points using dry needling.

With more techniques and anatomical sites covered than traditional 2-day dry needling courses, (over 50 MUSCLES in level 1), you’ll be able to treat patients immediately and with confidence the very next day after you’ve completed the course. Also, you get FREE lifetime membership to the DNI website with access to video tutorials of the techniques you learned on the course.

Dry needling is western medicine and is evidence based, having been researched and sceintfilcally proven to help treat musculoskeletal dysfunction. All techniques on the courses are purely dry needling techniques that have been proven to be effective.

Director of DNI, Richard talking about Dry Needling on The Elaine Show, on Virgin Media.

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Dry Needling Level 1

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Membership includes: Video Tutorials!

Free Access to video tutorials of all techniques used on both Level 1 & Level 2.

This can be extremely helpful when you want a refresh on any techniques you may have forgotten or are unsure about.

This is also so much better than watching YouTube videos where you’re not sure of the safety of the technique or the authority of the person doing the video.

With the Dry Needling Ireland videos you can log in and view the exact technique you learned in class on the course you attended.

Access to the discussion forum.

This gives you the chance to talk to fellow dry needling practitioners that have done the course or that you studied with, on any topics or concerns/questions you might have, or indeed share information on success stories of successful treatments with dry needling that may help fellow practitioners that have patients suffering from similar complaints.


There is no minimum or previous experience with dry needling required. This course is suited for all qualified health care practitioners with a knowledge of anatomy and sports & recreational injuries. If you are unsure, please check with your insurer and/or governing body/professional organisation if dry needling is within your scope of practice.

Course is most suited to;

Doctors, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Physical Therapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Sports Therapists, Manual Therapists, Massage therapists, etc.

What People Say

How real people said about Dry Needling Ireland


Sophie McMahon

‘Richard was a great teacher and this is truly a great course. I am a sports massage therapist and the dry needling qualification has really complimented my work and clients are benefiting from it regularly. Richard gives you the confidence you need to practice this technique. It is a great learning environment with other like minded professionals. The course was fun and interactive and Richard was very easy to get along with and ask questions. Richard has continued the support by creating a video library of the techniques which have been great for me to revise some areas that I needle less frequently.
thanks Richard’


Andrew Boylan

“The Dry Needling Level 1 course held by Richard is perfectly organised and presented, and the execution of his teaching is second to none. I would highly recommend this course over any other dry needling course, as the support both on and off the course was excellent, and the method of teaching made it so much easier to learn”


Leon Cassin

“ The dry needling course was brilliant and I would highly recommend completing the course with Richard if you’re considering dry needling. The 3 days were very enjoyable and Richard has vast knowledge and made learning the techniques easy and fun while keeping patient safety to the highest standards. I look forward to completing more courses in the future with Richard ”


Rachelle Power

“ This was the most enjoyable course I’ve completed to date. Richard was excellent, a fountain of anatomy knowledge who gave constant support and guidance throughout the course in a non pressurised environment. All material covered was evidence based so I would highly recommend. Thanks Richard ”

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