Founded in 1904 by Raoul Joyce (Ob. 1932) of Mervue House , Galway, and Robert W. Mackie (Ob. 1924), a Scotsman, who lived in Dublin and was the land agent for Lord Wallscourt’s estate Ardfry as well as a number of other properties.
Joyce was the Undersheriff for Co. Galway and Mackie was a Stockbroker and Land Agent.
Their first office was located in Victoria Place, just off Eyre Square, and they also held livestock, bloodstock, and sheep sales in their sales yard at Forster Street. The office then moved to Eyre Square, No. 34 and from there to Woodquay.
In the early years, a Dublin office was located in 17 Great Brunswick Street (Now Pearse Street), and the firm conducted the Ballsbridge Racehorse sales.
The practice was expanded with the recruitment of William George Lougheed. Lougheed was a Land Agent-based in Roundstone. When Lougheed joined the practice he brought with him extensive records of the estates for which he worked.
Lougheed was also a founder member of the Irish Auctioneers and Valuers Association, now the Irish Auctioneers and Valuers Institute. (I.A.V.I.)
P.J. Kennedy joined the practice of Joyce, Mackie & Lougheed as it was then, as manager, from the Revenue Commissioners, in 1933. He had worked with the Revenue in Dublin and transferred to Galway because of his knowledge of the Irish language.
The firm has handled some of the biggest sales in it’s long history, including Kylemore Castle (now Abbey), 3 different sales of Ballynahinch Castle Estate, Clydagh House, Mountbellew House, Monivea Castle, Castletaylor Estate in Ardrahan, the Galway to Clidfen Railway line in it’s entirety, Ashford Castle in conjunction with Jackson Stops McCabe of Dublin, Ross House in Rosscahill and No.’s 23+24 +34 Eyre Square are some of the notable sales the firm has been involved in.
On the demise of Joyce and Mackie, George Lougheed became the proprietor and remained in sole ownership until his demise (Ob. 8th December 1952).
The practice was bought in May 1953 from his widow by Paddy Kennedy M.I.A.A.. Paddy’s son Owen joined the firm in 1969. He succeeded Paddy on his death in 1971 and Owen has now been joined by his eldest son Owen David whom is a member of the Institute Of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers (MIPAV) member of TEGoVA and a Certified Valuer (CV) and a certified Residential Valuer (TRV) David is also a Commissioner for Oaths.
The practice is now located at No. 4, St. Vincent’s Avenue, Woodquay, Galway H91 KH58. The original telephone number of the business was Galway 78. This is still retained in our current number 562278, despite all the changes that have occurred.
Joyce Mackie & Lougheed Auctioneers are licenced by the Property Services Regulatory Authority (PSRA) PRSA License No: 001745, and are member firm of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPAV) and are compliant with all necessary rules and regulations in the industry.