Welcome to the home of O’Dwyer Solicitors – an established legal firm in the heart of Mayo that serves clients both locally and throughout the country.

''We have a proud history of more than 100 years, and have become preferred legal service providers for generations of Irish businesses and individuals alike. But while our story stretches way back, and our tradition is rich – our company is well recognised for being at the forefront of legal practice in this country. Innovation is in our blood, and we have constantly been at the forefront of new and evolving areas of law and progressive developments.

Whether our clients are families, small businesses, local enterprises or large corporations – our mission is clear: to provide pragmatic, down-to-earth advice that is underscored by extensive expertise, a personalised approach and constant attention to detail.''

John O Dwyer

Serving Mayo + Beyond for over 100 Years

  • 1916

    The firm began with Austin J Crean. He qualified as a solicitor in 1910 and set up practice on his own at Bridge Street, Ballyhaunis in 1916.

  • 1937

    Micheal O’Cleirigh, a native of Logboy, Ballyhaunis, joined the firm of Austin Crean in 1937. They then changed the name of the practice to Crean & O’Cleirigh, and continued to practice over The Gem.

  • 1938

    With the retirement of Austin Crean in 1938, Micheal O’Cleirigh took over the running of the practice on his own until 1939.

  • 1939

    Patrick M (Pat) O’Dwyer answered an advert in the Irish Times in 1939. He was then living with his parents and the extended O’Dwyer Family in West Street, Tallow, Co Waterford.

  • 1945

    Micheal O’Cleirigh and Pat O’Dwyer practised together until 1945 when Micheal O’Cleirigh was appointed County Registrar for Dublin City and County and resigned his seat as a Fianna Fáil TD.

  • 1965

    The practice was continued by Pat O’Dwyer until his untimely death in 1965.

  • 1968

    John O Dwyer joined the practice in 1968. He decided to change the name to Crean, O’Cleirigh & O’Dwyer acknowledging the role of his predecessors since the foundation of the practice.

  • 1972

    In 1972, an opportunity arose in Bridge Street to move to our current premises, which was purchased from the Estate of Aggie Rattigan.

  • 1996

    Mrs Christina Elwood, then of Leow, who had been the secretary of the late Pat O’Dwyer, was the cornerstone of the practice having joined in 1962 and remaining until her untimely death in 1996.

  • 2000

    In recent years, we have been joined by Evan O’Dwyer in 2000, Laura Glennon in 2006 and Elaine Silke and Conor O’Dwyer both in 2009, raising our complement to five solicitors.

  • 2014

    We decided that we should rebrand and call ourselves as we are known to clients, O’Dwyer. With the assistance of our clients, we have had a very successful changeover.

For You

Legal Services
For Family & Individuals

Here at O’Dwyer Solicitors we know that clients come first. Seeking out the advice of a solicitor can be a daunting task for you and for your family. We try and make the experience as practical and as pragmatic as possible. We work with you and for you to clear a path through all legal obstacles that might arise.

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For Business

Legal Services
For Business

We have grown with many of the businesses who began in our community and now are world leaders in their field. Ballyhaunis enjoys a very strong generic and home grown industrial cluster of companies who export worldwide. We have been pleased to offer those and our newer clients the expertise that we have grown alongside them.

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