Clancy Construction

Clancy Construction ’s origins date back to 1947. Today, the contractor plays a pivotal role in the development of Irish construction. Its personnel are recognised leaders in the Irish construction sector, helping drive change, innovation and greater efficiency.

Clancy Construction
Clancy senior management team, L to r: John Corcoran, Financial Director; Declan Fitzpatrick, Construction Director; Chris Chambers, Dublin Region Director; Alan Darmody, Commercial Director; and John O’Shaughnessy, Managing Director.

Innovation at Clancy Construction

In recent years, Clancy invested in the necessary technology to integrate building information modelling (BIM) into its operations and enable its teams to work remotely, which facilitated the switching of its project management teams over to the virtual environment at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Clancy Construction projects

At the beginning of Covid-19, Clancy negotiated and delivered two of the quickest fast-track construction projects ever to be completed in Ireland for HSE Estates. The two 24-bed isolation wards, at University Hospital Limerick and Croom Hospital, were built in 14 weeks and 17 weeks, respectively. It also completed work on Bloomfield, a multi-phase residential development of 154 units over 16 acres in Limerick, developed by its sister company Clancy Homes. In addition, it is completing the €6.5m restoration of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, with comprehensive works that include the refurbishment of the cathedral roof with 2,500 new slates and kilometres of lead work, as well as the restoration of over 30 original clerestory window units.

Clancy outlook

Clancy Construction approaches 2023 in a strong position, with a strong order book for the remainder of 2022 and filling up steadily for 2023.

John O’Shaughnessy, Managing Director, Clancy, acknowledges the contractor’s exceptional internal team and subcontractors. “Our teams have done a fantastic job over the past 12 months in enabling us to make our sites safer and more efficient,” John O’Shaughnessy comments. “As individuals, we still have responsibilities to stop the virus from spreading by continuing to follow Covid-19 guidelines. The industry has shown exceptional resilience and leadership over the past few years. But other challenges remain, including Brexit and increasing costs of materials, labour and fuel. We must remain vigilant and continue to adapt to meet what new challenges as they emerge.”

Clancy Construction
St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin.
South Infirmary, Victoria University Hospital, Cork.

No 18: Clancy Construction Ltd

ADDRESS: Drangan, Thurles, Co Tipperary.

PHONE: 052 915 2166


LINKEDIN: Clancy Construction

TWITTER: @Clancy_Drangan

KEY EXECUTIVES: John O’Shaughnessy, Managing Director.

KEY ACTIVITIES: Main Contractor, General Building, Fast-Track Construction.

YEAR-END: 31/12/2021