Meet the Team
Daniel joined the family business in 1998, straight out of college, having completed an advanced certificate in accountancy. Daniel, a born salesman, gained his auctioneering license in 1999, which was a logical tie in with the services that Lehanes already offered.
Daniel’s recalls his first residential sale, a 4 bedroom house in Chapel Street, Dunmanway. His first land sale was a farm in Kealkill. He remembers “every other sale ever since”. When he is not at his desk or out meeting clients, Daniel loves farming. He is the 5th generation farming on his mother’s home place in Kilronan, outside Dunmanway. Together with his wife Karen and their 3 children, they maintain a herd of pedigree Hereford cattle. His farming background has been hugely beneficial for land owners choosing Lehanes & Associates for land sales.
Daniel loves his customers property sales and appreciates that it’s probably the biggest and most important transaction in any clients lifetime. The responsibility attached to the clients property sale is of the utmost importance to Daniel.
Martin, originally from Castlebar in Co. Mayo, known locally as Fitzy, joined the business in 2006. When it comes to letting property, Martin Fitzpatrick, the firms letting agent, will guide landlords through the ever changing regulations, giving them advice so they are aware of their rights, as well as sourcing the best tenants on their behalf.
Martin together with the team at Lehanes & Associates come highly recommended for property letting and sales.
Mary Cooper is the longest serving member of staff on the team. Mary joined Lehanes & Associates in 1986, when the office was based in Main Street, she has seen many changes to our business down through the years.
As our office manager and keeps us all on track, she has in-depth knowledge and experience of all accepts of insurance and deals primarily with commercial insurance queries, including all types of business insurance, farm, retail, fleet, etc.
We thank you Mary for your years of loyal service.
When you visit our offices at Sackville House, Dunmanway, the first person you’ll most likely meet at our reception desk is Sinead. Sinead who is originally from Kilmichael and now living in Dunmanway joined the team in 2005.
Prior to joining the Lehane’s team, Sinead worked in the insurance business in Macroom, she brings 20+ years of experience dealing with insurance firms. Sinead deals primarily with new enquiries and renewals for personal and commercial insurance queries and leaves no stone unturned to get the best price for our customers.
Catherine Cotter CIP, Catherine grew up and worked all her life in Dunmanway. She joined Lehanes in July 2017, within a year Catherine had passed her exams to gain APA qualification. The following year Catherine continued her exams and now has CIP qualification.
Catherine will help and advise you with all aspects of insurance from motor to liability, outside of Lehanes Catherine is a qualified first responder and also involved in many local groups.
Although Joanne is the newest member of the team, she is no stranger to Lehanes & Associates, having watched her parents, Donal and Imelda, and brother Daniel grow the business to where it is now. Joanne started work experience in Kerry Lehane & Co accountants, the business her father founded in 1979. After completing a business admin course, Joanne was made permanent with Kerry Lehane & Co. where she worked for 20 years as an Accountants Assistance/Secretary.
With a wealth of experience from her previous role, in May 2021, Joanne joined Lehanes & Associates as the Accounts Manager. Joanne also has a great interest in the property side of the business and enjoys doing property valuation reports, creating sales brochures and preparing land leases. Joanne is a great asset to the family business.