Mel is a co-founder of Lissadell and while he is no longer involved in the day-to-day business of the company, he is regularly in the office and still visits site to see progress. He is a carpenter by trade and after acting as foreman for O’Connor and Bailey building the RTE Radio Centre, he went out his own and started Lissadell.
Through long experience he retains a wealth of knowledge and is often the source of solutions to the regular problems arising over the course of building. His sharp eye for detail demands the highest of standards by all who work on Lissadell projects.
Conor joined the firm in 1990 after completing a B.Comm degree in UCD. He has held many roles in the firm over the years, became a director of Lissadell in 2000 and took over from Mel as Managing Director 10 years ago.
Conor has played an important role in all projects including Bishop’s Palace, Kilkenny and Killarney House, Co. Kerry. He recently helped to negotiate to a successful conclusion, the eventful National Monument project at Moore Street.
Ciaran’s background is in teaching and he holds a BA and H.Dip. He has been with Lissadell since 2000 working in project management, site management, procurement and health & safety. He became a director of the company in 2016.
He also earned a Post Graduate Diploma in Health and Safety in Construction from TCD, graduating with distinction, and has been instrumental in obtaining Safe T Cert accreditation for Lissadell in 2016.
Whilst he has worked on a number of projects including the RCPI, St. Paul’s Church and Dublin Castle, Ciaran’s most memorable project is No.6 Kildare Street, where he acted as site manager. 10 years on, the rejuvivated building continues to be a popular and high quality venue for conferencing and events.
Dave has been with Lissadell for almost 20 years as QS, estimator, contract manager and now as a director of the company. As a QS, he worked in London and Glasgow for a number of years before joining the company.
Dave has been involved in most of Lissadell’s major projects including the the Alzheimer Centre in Blackrock, the RCPI and the Bishop’s Palace, Kilkenny. He has a wide ranging knowledge of construction techniques in new and old materials.
His most memorable project is 22-24 Wicklow Street. He is very proud of the quality of the refurbished buildings and the award won by Butlers Chocolate Café shopfront – still unchanged for almost 20 years.
PJ has worked for Lissdell for over 30 years. He is a carpenter by background and held the role of project foreman for many years.
PJ is highly experienced when it comes to working on major conservation projects for the company.
He is meticulous in his approach and has run many of Lissadell’s most prestigious projects. These include refurbishment of the Pro Cathedral in Dublin 1, the RCPI, No. 6 Kildare Street and the Alzheimer Centre in Blackrock.
Liam has worked with Lissadell on and off since 1999. He began as a carpenter and quickly showed the aptitude for supervision of projects.
Liam has worked on some of our most interesting projects including the Bishop’s Palace in Kilkenny, Killarney House in Co. Kerry and the National Monument at 14-17 Moore Street.
Yvonne has worked in our accounts department since 2013. Her accounting background is in practice with a Navan firm for a number of years. Along with the accounting skills Yvonne brings plenty of IT knowhow and tackles special projects around the office as necessary.
Yvonne’s favourite Lissadell project is the Kilmainham Courthouse restoration.
While the company founders Mel and Nora are still putting in appearances around the office, fondly remembered staff have put in their time and moved on over the years. Some of the notables are below.
George started working with Mel at an early stage and became a foreman of Lissadell projects over the years. He looked after several key projects including Baldoyle Church, the CRC and Ely House to name but a few.
Always good humoured George claimed he kept a bag of jellies at the ready to soothe over any rows on site. On his retirement in 2004 he was pleased to receive his golden shovel.
Matt was involved from the beginning with Lissadell and it is alleged that he was its first ever employee, beating Mel to that position!
For many years Matt drove the company van. He was a regular at the trade counters of our many suppliers where he is fondly remembered for his sharp wit and good nature. He honed his communication skills on our two-way radio before the advent of mobile phones.
Matt passed away shortly after his retirement in 2009.