About DGL

About DGL

Based in Galway, DEACY GILLIGAN LTD (DGL), Accountants, Business and Taxation Advisers, are committed to providing quality professional services of the highest standard to its clients.

The Company was formed in 2010 on the merger of two prominent Galway Accountancy practices, Deacy & Associates and Grealy & Co. Both former practices shared a common ethos, and this led to a rapid integration of the firms into the new entity.


Our People

The Company has four partners, Pat Gilligan, Norman Deacy, Marina Lawless and Aidan Quinn


Patrick Gilligan FCCA CTA

Patrick Gilligan


Pat is a member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and an AITI Chartered Tax Adviser.
Pat has experience gained over many years firstly as managing partner of Grealy & Co and latterly with Deacy Gilligan Limited.

He principally deals with the audit of companies in the manufacturing, construction and services sectors and also provides advice and business solutions in all areas of commercial and financial transactions.

Over the years he has had extensive dealings with financial institutions, the Revenue and acting as an interface in representing the best interests of clients in challenging times.

Pat can be contacted at:
Email: pgilligan@dgl.ie
Phone No: +353 91 381300

Norman F. Deacy FCA

Norman F. Deacy



Norman qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1998 and became a partner in the family firm which was established by his father Robert M. Deacy in 1967.

Norman focuses on Corporate Finance, Estate Planning and the provision of business development advice. In developing these areas of expertise he has gained considerable experience in corporate management and project development. Having been involved in many aspects of business himself through family business interests he is in a particularly advantageous position to advise clients of the pros and cons associated with many different business transactions.

Norman can be contacted at:
Email: ndeacy@dgl.ie
Phone No: +353 91 381300

Marina Lawless FCCA

Marina Lawless


Marina is a member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants.

Marina has 30 years experience in Practice dealing with a wide variety of clients including Large corporate groups, SME’s, Sole Traders and Partnerships.

Marina’s main areas of expertise are as follows:

  • Audit
  • Financial Accounts
  • Company Law requirements
  • Company re-organisations
  • Due diligence
  • Tax compliance and advice
  • Financial appraisals and projections

Marina can be contacted at:

Email: mlawless@dgl.ie

Phone No. +353 91 381300

Aidan Quinn FCA

Aidan Quinn


Aidan is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds a Commerce degree from NUIG.

Aidan has over 20 years of experience in dealing with an extensive and varied portfolio of clients from owner managed enterprises to corporate groups.

Aidan’s main areas of expertise are as follows

  • Audit
  • Financial Accounts
  • Strategic planning and financial appraisals
  • Corporate recovery and liquidations advice
  • Company re-organisations
  • Due diligence

Aidan can be contacted at:

Email: aquinn@dgl.ie

Phone No. +353 91 381300

They are supported by a team of vibrant highly qualified professionals in the core service areas of: –

  • Audit and Accounting
  • Taxation Compliance and Advisory Services
  • Business Consultancy
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Corporate Recovery
  • Insolvency/Liquidations Advice
  • Cashflow advice
  • Bookkeeping
  • Payroll Services
  • Provision of Assignment Staff

We have a core staff of 30 highly skilled and motivated individuals, committed to delivering the best and most appropriate accounting, taxation and business solutions to our clients.


Our client base is diverse and multi-faceted incorporating individuals, sole traders, partnerships, companies and groups, from small to large owner-managed entities operating in the retail, manufacturing, hospitality, medical, legal, agricultural, construction, motor trade, property investments/rental, insurance, IT sectors and other services as well as multinational subsidiaries.

DGL has evolved from a long tradition of providing business solutions and support to both individuals and businesses both in Galway and further afield.


The provision of our services is, and always has been, founded on the principles of sound practical business advice and solutions.  The company continues to evolve to meet the ever-rapid changes in the Irish and global economy while all the time firmly maintaining our focus on the needs of the individual client.

Our Values

DGL is committed to providing a quality service tailored to meet the individual requirements of each of our clients. This is achieved with the support and dedication of a team of highly qualified and motivated professionals who between them possess a wealth of expertise and experience. We assist in making important decisions by reviewing their particular accounting, taxation, financial and commercial requirements, while at the same time maintaining a firm focus on the client.

Attention to detail and short lines of communication we feel are what our clients have come to expect and deserve from us at DGL. We have accomplished this by taking the time to build individual relationships with our clients so that they are confident that we can provide them with whatever business solutions they require. Whether it’s a start-up situation, an expanding business or transfer to the next generation, we work closely with all of our clients to ensure that they are in possession of up to date and accurate information and we are available to them to provide whatever advice or assistance they need.

Value for money is also a key factor in the provision of our services and we strive to service the needs of our clients in the most cost effective manner without compromising on quality or professionalism.

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