About Us

We are an independent firm of Estate Agents, Valuers and Letting Agents who pride ourselves on offering you excellent customer service.

The auctioneering business was established over forty years ago by Arthur Hanley and is now run by his son Gerard Hanley.


Arthur Hanley came from a large farming family in Claremount, Claremorris. He studied in Athenry Agricultural College in the early 1940’s and from there went into self-employment.  He took over the auctioneering business in 1966 from Peter McGarry and he continued to run the business as McGarry & Hanley.

Arthur was a prominent business man in the area, chairman of Claremorris Chamber of Commerce and involved in many local sporting clubs.  He completed work for many government agencies including the IDA who he bought and sold land for throughout Mayo.  One of the largest assignments in the 1970’s was the purchase of lands for the Asahi plant in Killala in North Mayo.  He was an active member of the Institute of Auctioneers and Valuers of Ireland (now SCSI) and continued to run a busy practice until his untimely death in 1991.

The business continued under the guidance of his wife Catherine until 2001 who was then succeeded by her son Gerard who runs the business to the current day.


We are an independent, indigenous Claremorris company since opening our original office in the mid-1960s. From its origins as McGarry & Hanley, up to the present day as Gerard Hanley Auctioneers, we have gained many years experience of buying, selling and valuing all types of property, i.e. residential, commercial and agricultural.

Our Office is located on the Ballyhaunis road, in the heart of Claremorris. The Business is run by Gerard Hanley who holds a Bachelor of Business Studies Honours Degree specialising in Marketing and a Certificate in Auctioneering & Estate Agency. He is a member of the Institute Of Professional Auctioneers And Valuers. (IPAV) and a Recognised European Valuer (REV)

We have a qualified and professional team that can provide any of our clients with an exceptional service, whether that is for sales, lettings and management, or valuations. We tailor our service to suit our individual clients’ needs and will endeavour to provide an honest, efficient and dedicated service to all of our customers.


GerHanley2Gerard has more than 15 years’ experience in sales, rentals and valuations. Previously worked as marketing manager in Dublin and ran a supermarket and Permanent tsb agency in Claremorris.  (He is also a part time farmer)

His other full time job is looking after his family of 4 children aged 3-8!

In his “Spare” time his interests are tennis, GAA, golf and watersports.  He would love to learn to sail and sail around the world (on his own!)


mark-togherMark joined the team at Gerard Hanley Auctioneers in September 2015. He had previous experience in lettings and management. Mark has taken on the role of Rental and property Manager at Gerard Hanley Auctioneers.

He attended GMIT in Galway where he qualified with a BA Honours Degree in Heritage Studies. His interests include all sports, especially soccer where he coaches underage kids in Castlebar. If you come to the office and you’re in the mood to talk Mayo GAA or Irish soccer, we suggest you bring a packed lunch!


  • Sales & Lettings – Residential, Commercial, Agricultural
  • Property Management
  • Valuations – Mortgage, Probate, Legal etc.
  • General Property Advice


Monday – Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: Viewings By Appointment