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About Burleigh Accountancy Group


Burleigh Accountancy Group was established in 1993 by Michael Kelly, Eamon Mongey and Ann Thornton and commenced business initially in Castlebar, Co. Mayo. They had previously worked together and had combined experience of over 30 years. This experience included preparation of accounts for every type of business, attending/negotiating with Revenue, dealing with financial intuitions on clients’ behalf. As the practice grew and more space was required Burleigh Accountancy Group moved to a purpose built office in Charlestown in 2004.

The practice provides services to small and medium sized companies, sole traders, partnerships and individuals. Our policy is to prepare accounts at the clients’ premises where possible. We find that queries can be addressed and accounts finalised in a more efficient manner with this method as clients are more involved in the accounts preparation. As this does not suit all clients, on occasions clients are visited in the evenings, accounts are finalised and taxations and other queries are discussed.

The client base extends from Mayo to Donegal and includes Dublin, Kildare and Meath. Michael Kelly, our Managing Director, spends one day each week working at a Dublin office. Clients experience a personal and efficient service and most clients have been with us from commencement, a loyalty that is deeply appreciated.


This is a 3 partner practice with a supporting accountancy staff of 6. Our staff provide the backbone of the practice and offer an invaluable service to our clients.

All staff have a diverse accounting, auditing and taxation knowledge with excellent computer skills. Bookkeeping and payroll services are also provided.

Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly is one of the founding members and managing director of Burleigh Accountancy Group.

Michael was born in New York city before moving to Ireland in the early eighties. He worked with Bourke Gilroy Gannon & Co., and associated partnerships for many years prior to forming Burleigh Accountancy Group in 1993.

Michael is a true businessman and our clients get to work with an individual who knows business and understands the day to day experiences associated with the running of a successful enterprise. He is a strategist and mentors clients through their business dealings, including advise on taxation planning and business succession.

Michael was the first to adopt the practice of the accountant visiting your place of business, thus saving the client wasting valuable time attending our offices. Financial accounts are completed, printed and discussed before leaving. This ethos remains today and we feel our client’s receive a more personal and efficient service than our competitors.

Ann Thornton

Ann is originally from Cong, Co. Mayo and now resides in Sligo. She started with Bourke Gilroy Gannon & Co., (later Bourke Finan Quinn) where she worked with both Michael and Eamon.

Ann prepares accounts for sole traders, companies and partnerships and has over 20 years experience. She has also attended revenue audits and has experience in negotiating revenue settlements on behalf of clients.

Eamon Mongey

Eamon completed a BComm. Degree in UCD prior to working with Michael and Ann in Bourke Gilroy Gannon & Co.

Eamon is involved in company audits and accounts preparation for sole traders and non corporate clients. He is also responsible for the office information technology and the day to day updates that are an essential part of any organisation in today’s ever-changing environment.

Our Team

Mary Walsh

Mary joined the practice upon its formation and works mainly on sole traders accounts for one of the partners. She also works directly with clients with regard to payroll and RCT systems.

Brendan O Connor

Brendan joined the practice in 1994 having previously worked in industry. He works on sole traders and company accounts specialising in the audit of management companies for apartment complexes. He is experienced particularly in the sage accounting system but also with other packages.

Paul O Donnell

Paul joined us in 2000 having worked in a Dublin office. He has a wide range of auditing and accounting experience covering all businesses types with particular specialisation in the nursing home and pharmacy sectors.

Mary Ruddy

Mary has worked in the practice for the last 10 years. She deals with both sole traders and companies and is especially experienced in preparing accounts voluntary groups/companies limited by guarantee. Mary is very knowledgeable on the TAS book-keeping system.

Eoin Groarke

Eoin is with us since 2008 and prepares accounts for staff and partners. He looks after the book-keeping needs of a large number of clients either in house or their offices. Eoin has a diverse knowledge of most computerised book-keeping systems especially TAS and Sage as well computerised payroll systems.

Mark Dunne

Mark, a Chartered Certified Accountant joined Burleigh Accountancy Group in September 2018 having previously worked with an accountancy practice in Galway for the previous ten years. He works on sole trader and company accounts.

General Questions

Isn’t it just larger businesses that need an accountant?
Of course not, even the smallest business can benefit from advice on ways to minimise tax and manage their accounts. If you prefer, we can handle all of your bookkeeping, regular management accounts and VAT returns on your behalf. The added benefit of us being involved is that having prepared the books it makes the final accounts much easier, saving time and keeping costs down.


Working with an accountant is an added cost to any business. However, the cost should be offset by the value they add. We work closely with our clients to achieve their goals. By getting to know you and your business well, we can tailor what we do specifically for your needs and your strategy, thereby adding value.


We aim to provide you with a fixed fee quote that will cover the areas we will work on together. This will be based on the complexity and volume of the tasks involved. Should any additional assignments come up during the year then we will provide a quote in advance, unless the matter is urgent and it is in your best interests to take action on your behalf. We offer you the chance to pay our fees monthly and avoid having a large invoice in one go, which helps your cashflow. One thing is for sure, if you telephone with a query you won’t get a bill. We want you to let us know how you are.

If you want to keep your own accounting records, then that is fine. If you need some help then we can give you some training. Ensuring that you understand the best way to prepare your accounting information makes it easier for us to complete your accounts or tax return. If we do this for you then you can concentrate on running your business.


Sometimes it helps to have a fresh pair of eyes look at your business. We will listen to you and firstly understand the history of the business and then how you want to develop it. We can carry out a “healthcheck” of the operating systems, management and financial reporting in place; advise on any matters arising and recommend any actions required. All designed to match up with your goals, which we established at the outset.