Founded in 1904 by Raoul Joyce of Mervue House, Galway, and Robert Mackie, 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.
The practice was expanded with the recruitment of 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, 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. In the early years, a Dublin office was located in Great Brunswick Street. The firm conducted the Ballsbridge Racehorse sales. On the demise of Joyce and Mackie, George Lougheed became the proprietor and remained in sole ownership until his demise.
The practice was bought in 1955 from his widow by Paddy Kennedy. 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. 8, St. Anthony’s Place, Woodquay. 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.