About us

An Introduction 

PJ McIlroy started his business career, on a spur of the moment decision in late 1959, when he moved from ownership of a family grocery business to establishing an auctioneering business selling livestock and furniture.  Some years later PJ purchased new premises on Ann Street in Ballycastle and "PJ Mcilroy & Son" was formed.  The introduction of his sons, Sean, Eamon and Leo, saw the business take on a more focused approach with Sean initially and then with Leo developing the estate agency and property rental division while Eamon concentrated on the Insurance and financial services department.  The business has evolved to the professional business model we now see today.  Although the company is still run by the three brothers, they would strongly acknowledge the loyalty, commitment and dedication of their staff and the massive contribution they have made through the years building PJ Mcilroy & Son into the successful business it is today.  Without our clients though, we would not be here today and as our father once said

 "The secret of business success is hard work, dedication to one's own business and treating every person alike."

We hope to continue to treat all our customers with the respect and integrity with which P.J. would have wanted.

Sean McIlroy F.N.A.E.A, F.N.A.V.A

Sean McIlroy F.N.A.E.A, F.N.A.V.A

Estate Agent

Sean McIlroy is a partner and joined the firm in 1969 he is involved in residential and commercial sales, farm sales, lettings and valuations.

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Eamon McIlroy Dip PFS

Eamon McIlroy Dip PFS

Independent Financial Adviser

Eamon is a partner and has been with the firm since 1980 an experienced IFA he is responsible for all aspects of Financial, Estate and Tax Planning he is a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute and Personal Finance Society also a qualified Equity Release and Mortgage Adviser.

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Leo McIlroy

Leo McIlroy

Estate Agent

Leo is a partner responsible for residential and commercial sales and valuations. 

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Aidan Loughridge BSc (Hons)

Aidan Loughridge BSc (Hons)

General Insurance Manager

Aidan joined P.J. McIlroy & Son in November 1989 a very capable and well informed insurance professional  he manages the General Insurance Department on a day-to-day basis.  Over the years Aidan has handled many different classes of Insurance business for customers, both personal and commercial.

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Dion Young Dip PFS, Cert CII(MP)

Dion Young Dip PFS, Cert CII(MP)

Financial Services Manager

Dion joined P.J. McIlroy & Son in February 1985.  An experienced para-planner and analyst, he is a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute and Personal Finance Society, he works closely with Eamon and is a key contributor to financial strategy and planning. Also responsible for back office administration.

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William McKnight BSc (Hons) MSc

William McKnight BSc (Hons) MSc

General Insurance Consultant

William is our newest member of Insurance staff and joined PJ Mcilroy & Son in April 2010.  Since then William has gained much experience across a range of Insurance types including motor, home, travel, business and property.  In addition William is very knowledgeable dealing with farm and tractor Insurance and would be the main contact in the office for this class of business.

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Gwen McCarry

Gwen McCarry

Property Sales Negotiator

Gwen joined P J McIlroy & Son in 2003 and since then has built up a comprehensive knowledge of the local property market.  Gwen is involved in sales negotiations and is our main contact in the office if you have a property you would like to let out or if you are a prospective tenant looking for rental accommodation in the Ballycastle area.  In addition Gwen handles the daily affairs of the Progressive Building Society.

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