About Us

We are a firm of accountants based in Galway, in the West of Ireland. The vast majority of clients are with us for many years. We trust that this is because they believe in the combination of quality of service and competitive pricing that we offer to them. If you would like to learn more about our background, please see the history page.

Client Base

McDonough, Hawkins & Co. has a very diverse range of clients, which has given rise to a wealth of knowledge of a large number of sectors in the firm.

Regardless of who you are or what your business is, when you walk into our office, you are as important to us as everyone else is to us. This is one of the main principles of our organisational culture.

The following is a summary of businesses for whom we prepare accounts:


  • Doctors, dentists, orthodontists, opticians, pharmacists, surgeons and physiotherapists, podiatrists, psychotherapists and counsellors
  • Nursing homes and a variety of charities in the health sector


  • Hardware, wholesalers, clothing, healthfood, pharmaceutical goods, drinks distributors, newsagents, jewelers, golf shops, movie rental shops and a range of other shops


  • Architects, engineers and tradespeople
  • Construction companies, plant hire, hauliers and construction trade businesses

Tourism & Hospitality

  • Holiday home villages, caravan parks, pubs, bed and breakfasts, festival organizations, cafés and restaurants

Information Technology/ Knowledge Economy

  • Software companies, software consultancy, website development and computer repairs


  • Business consultancy, musical instrument production, marketing consultancy, catering, knitwear design, presenters, monumental works, hairdressers, golf professionals, taxis, window cleaners, framers, dance schools, recruitment consultants, PR consultancy among other services


  • Schools, Irish colleges (coláistí samhraidh) and educational charities


  • Joinery, Metalwork, Plastic mould production and Sheet metal fabrication


  • Landlords and property management companies


  • Farmers, fish farms and fishermen

Social Services

  • Charities and a large variety of community development organisations


  • G.A.A. clubs and golf clubs


  • Solicitors


  • Motor retailers and garages


  • Musicians, bands, record companies and visual artists


  • Government bodies