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DNG Lyons & Bracken is a multi-disciplinary property advisory practice based in Athenry & Loughrea . We are part of the DNG group of Estate Agents which has a branch network that extends to just under 75 branded offices located in virtually every major city and town in the country.

The DNG agency is the largest seller of residential property in the greater Dublin area. At the time of this upload DNG Agents have more properties uploaded on our web site up than any other agency in this country. The DNG national franchise network has some of the best agents in the business offering their superb local expertise with the backing of Ireland’s premier property brand.

DNG Lyons & Bracken pride ourselves on our innovative approach to the property sales business. DNG were the first agency to introduce “Sale Agreed” boards to this country and the first nationwide agency to have its own digital application (APP). DNG also produces Ireland largest property newspaper the “DNG Express” which includes over 100 pages of property and is distributed free throughout our network.

DNG Services include:

DNG has its own marketing and IT departments ensuring we are always at the top of our game in terms of technology and branding. Our marketing department has previously been awarded for its innovation and quality in terms of its advertising approach from the Irish Times and Sunday newspapers. was the first and only estate agency to be shortlisted for the prestigious “Golden Spider” web awards.

DNG Lyons & Bracken are members of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers (IPAV) and work to its strict codes and standards. We have also signed up to the NPSRA voluntary “Code of Conduct”.

“Our business is based on exceeding our client’s expectations and offering an unparalleled service to buyers and sellers alike. We pride ourselves on our people, agents and advisors who are simply the best at what they do, working with determination to offer a premium service to our clients with the highest integrity guaranteed in every area that we operate in”

Shane Healy

We bought our first house from Gerry/DNG Lyons & Bracken, in 2010 and when we decided to sell in 2016, we didn’t even consider any other Auctioneers as we had such a positive experience buying from them. Gerry is a gentleman to deal with and always kept in touch throughout the entire process. The selling experience was just as positive. We were delighted with the number of viewings – Gerry gave us valuable feedback after each and we were very happy with the selling price achieved and how quickly the house sold. We have no hesitation in recommending Gerry/DNG when buying or selling.

— Shane Healy

Aonghus McGuinness

We found dealing with DNG professional right from the start. From the first meeting we got a pack of information on tips and advice on selling our house. The fee structure was clear and in writing. Once the properly went on sale we were kept fully informed by phone and also by automated text of any appointment arranged to view our house. We received follow up information on how the house was received and the interest level. DNG arranged all the viewings at times we were generally out of the house. They managed the sales process professionally and also in a timely and efficient manner.   I would recommend DNG to anyone thinking of selling their house.

— Aonghus McGuinness

Monica e Angelo

We bought our house last year, and Tara Mc Namara of DNG Lyons and Bracken was absolutely great on assisting us from the beginning, through the entire process smoothly, up to  the finalization of the contract and over. We found not only an amazing professional, but also a reliable person, and a friend, always available to give us some advice. Her job had a special value for us, as we came in Ireland, and eventually in Athenry, from Italy, with all the difficulties and challenges that this implies. We would recommend Tara as the first person to think of, if you are looking for a new house.

— Monica e Angelo

Patricia and Adrian Blyth, Rockfield Estate

We have used DNG Lyons and Bracken to sell 5 lots for us in Athenry, we have found them to be very helpful, always answering calls and e.mails promptly.  We  were very satisfied with their handling of our property sales

— Patricia and Adrian Blyth, Rockfield Estate

Anne Conneely

DNG Lyons sold my property towards the end of 2016. It was important for me to choose a real estate agent I could trust as I was working remotely with only limited access to the property. Right from the start Sean, Eileen, Tara and the team were extremely professional, supportive and enthusiastic about getting me the best price for my property. The process was handled smoothly and efficiently. I would have no hesitation at recommending DNG Lyons to other customers

— Anne Conneely

John & Ann Hickey, Hickey Homes Athenry

We have engaged Sean Lyons and his team at DNG to sell and rent both newly built and second hand properties and based on our experience we have no hesitation in recommending DNG Lyons & Bracken to anyone considering a property sale as they will work with you in a professional manner to achieve the best price possible and they will keep you informed along the way.

— John & Ann Hickey, Hickey Homes Athenry

Darragh Guinnane, O’Leary Insurances Galway

I have used DNG Lyons Bracken to sell a number of properties over the years and I always found them to be very honest, efficient and easy to deal with. Their team were totally supportive and proactive in their approach to sales. Everything happened efficiently with no time wasting. Their negotiation process was fantastic and we always achieved the price we wanted. They always return calls and chase up on your behalf. I can’t recommend them enough.

— Darragh Guinnane, O'Leary Insurances Galway

Joan Hynes

When I was selling my house DNG were very good! Sean, Tara and Eileen  were very helpful and communicative. Highly recommended to anybody who is planning on selling.

— Joan Hynes

Peter Gilhooley, Belville Building & Construction Galway Ltd

Having engaged Sean Lyons and his team at DNG Lyons & Bracken Auctioneers to sell both new houses in housing developments and also used houses, I have found Sean and his team to be very professional, courteous and always available to do whatever it takes to make the sale. I have no hesitation in recommending them to anybody who wants to get property sold.

— Peter Gilhooley, Belville Building & Construction Galway Ltd

Carmel & Tom, Galway

We engaged the services of Gerry at DNG Lyons Bracken to sell our house.  Gerry, always professional, warm and friendly, advised us on the market value at the time and how best to present the property to help us achieve the sale.  He gave prospective purchasers the benefit of his experience and knowledge of the local area without being pushy.  Gerry was always prompt, courteous and reassuring and we really appreciated that he kept us informed of interest and feedback on the property. He made the whole selling process feel calm and run smoothly. I would highly recommend the excellent service that DNG Lyons Bracken has to offer.   Thank you for helping us to achieve our dream.

— Carmel & Tom, Galway

Our Team



Sean is Managing Director of DNG Lyons & Bracken in Athenry and its surrounding areas since 2006 having previously worked in the industry in Galway city and in International property sales. Sean is married to Eileen McNamara whose father is Mattie McNamara a well-known Garage proprietor in Athenry for many years before his retirement. Together Sean & Eileen have built a very successful business having sold properties approaching a total value of €100,000,000 (€100 million Euro)

Sean who is a member of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers has vast experience in Residential, Commercial and land sales locally, nationally and internationally. He is very proud to bring his experience to benefit of all property owners in this area. Sean firmly believes that offering a High Quality service to both Sellers and Buyers is the cornerstone to the building and maintenance of a professional Estate Agency and this is delivered primarily by regular, clear and accurate communication with all stakeholders whether they are Vendors, Buyers, Property Surveyors, and Solicitors etc. Sean’s motto is “Service you deserve from people you Trust” and it has serves him very well in his successful career as an Auctioneer / Estate Agent.



Gerry who was born and reared in the nearby townland of Ballymacward near Castleblakeney has been involved with the DNG Lyons & Bracken business almost since its inception. He has developed a very strong reputation for professionalism primarily in the fields of Residential and Land sales and valuations. Gerry holds a certificate in Auctioneering & Estate Agency and is a TeGOVA certified Valuer which assures his clients that he knows what he is talking about when it comes to property. Gerry is a member of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers an organisation which he is proud to be a member, as they actively promote professionalism within the property services industry.

Gerry says “being an Auctioneer and Estate Agent is a career that is all about people which makes it a really rewarding and enjoyable career, I believe if a person loves what they do then they will excel at it which in turn ensures the Customer gets an excellent service every time and I live by what I do.”



Tara is a fully licenced and regulated Auctioneer & Valuer who concentrates on Residential sales & lettings. She developed a strong reputation for Customer Service excellence. Tara was born and reared in the town of Athenry and is the youngest daughter of Mattie & the late Joy McNamara from Barrack Street. Like the other members of the DNG Lyons & Bracken team Tara firmly believe in providing her clients with the very highest levels of Customer Service possible, Tara says “Excellent Customer Services is born from providing Excellent Customer Communications and always acting in the best interests of the Customer”. Tara goes on to state that she “prides herself in achieving the highest possible price for all properties on behalf of vendors as it is this level of service that will maintain my success as a Sales Agent and of course if I am successful then my customers will be even more successful and hopefully richer”.