Our Team

Peter K. Lyons

Peter K. Lyons

B. Arch. (Hons) M.R.I.A.I. / Director
Noelle McGinley

Noelle McGinley

Dip. Arch. M.R.I.A.I. - Senior Architect
Adam Hernes

Adam Hernes

mgr inż. arch. (Dip. Arch) OPOIA, M.R.I.A.I.
Shay McGowan

Shay McGowan

MSc. Dip. Eng. ACIAT
Alma Egan

Alma Egan

Dip. Arch. Tech. RIAI (Arch Tech)
Cathal Shanahan

Cathal Shanahan

Senior CAD Technician
Joe Breslin

Joe Breslin

B.Arch. M.R.I.A.I. – Senior Architect
Lynn Mooney

Lynn Mooney

Office Manager
Garreth Healy

Garreth Healy

Peter K. Lyons B. Arch. (Hons) M.R.I.A.I. / Director

2009 – Present Director of Lyons Architecture Limited trading as Kenny Lyons & Associates.

In 2009 with the retirement of Michael Kenny the practice coverted to a Limited Company with Peter Lyons taking full control.

Projects completed by Peter Lyons with Kenny Lyons & Associates since 2009 include;

  • St. Etchen’s National School, Kinnegad
  • St. Mary’s National School, Edgeworthstown
  • Extension to Ballykilmurray Community Centre in Ballinamere, Co. Offaly
  • Tullamore Central Library extension & refurbishment
  • Extension to Kiladooley National School
  • Kilcormac Public Realm Works
  • Eurotags tag printing facility, Mullinahone, Co. Tipperary
  • St. Conleth’s National School
  • Birr Active Travel Project at Emmet Square & Wilmer Road, Birr
  • St. Kilian’s National School, Mullagh, Co. Cavan
  • Offaly GAA Centre of Excellence, Kilcormac, Co. Offaly

2005 – 2009 Managing Partner & Senior Architect with Kenny Lyons & Associates. In conjunction with a move to larger modern offices in May 2005, the practice began a new era with the formation of the current trading partnership of Kenny Lyons & Associates. Since then Peter Lyons has managed the new practice on a daily basis while maintaining responsibility for the major projects from design to construction, including;

  • Extension & refurbishment of St. Laserians School, Carlow
  • New 7000 seat spectator stand at O’Connor Park
  • New €1.8m extension to Clonaslee National School
  • Extension to Atlantic Homecare, Tullamore Retail Park
  • New Fire station at Edenderry for Offaly County Council
  • 8000 capacity spectator Terrace at O’Connor Park

1994 – 2005 Senior Architect with Kenny & Associates with complete responsibility for the day to day running of the Tullamore office.

Project Architect for all projects assigned to the Tullamore office of Kenny & Associates with responsibility for Design of buildings, attendance at all Client and site meetings and administration of all Building Contracts. During this time Peter gained considerable experience in a variety of Architectural fields as demonstrated on the array of projects which he was responsible for, most notably;

  • Tullamore Retail Park, 10,000 sq.m. of Retail Warehousing
  • Extension to Lumcloon National School
  • New Franciscan Friary at Killarney
  • New County Headquarters for Teagasc at Tullamore
  • Training & Resource Centre at Sligo for the Rehab Group
  • Extension and Alterations to Ferbane Church

1993 – 1994 Project Architect with Donoghue & Fitzgerald Architects Dalkey, Co. Dublin.

Responsible for the conversion of the Former St. Kevins Church, Dublin to 30 exclusive apartments, taking project from initial design through to planning application and fire safety certificate application. This project was a complex task to design studio and 1 bed apartments to fit within the envelope of a highly decorative and intricate church.

Collaborated on a design competition entry for a Buddhist retreat on Holy Island, Scotland.

Technical Staff:

Joseph Breslin   B.Arch. M.R.I.A.I.

Qualified Architect who graduated from UCD in 1997, joined the practice in 2014. Previous roles include Project Architect, Design Manager, Contract Administrator and Project Manager. RIAI accredited as a Health & Safety Project Supervisor Design Process (PSDP) and in Conservation at Grade III.

Former Principal/ Director of Breslin Carr Associates, Mullingar. International experience working in Saudi Arabia and Northern Ireland, on projects such as King Abdullah Financial District high-rise project in Riyadh and Pharmaceutical, Commercial and Industrial projects in Al Khobar, working with international clients and Design Teams.

Extensive project experience in sectors including; Education, Commercial, Hotel, Healthcare, Restaurants, Residential Apartments, Housing, Retail, Office, Cinema/ Theatre, Leisure, Swimming Pools, etc.

Noelle McGinley   Dip. Arch. M.R.I.A.I.


Qualified architect graduated from DIT Bolton Street in 1997. Noelle joined Kenny Lyons Associates in 2001.

Noelle has been responsible for the design and construction stages of two large crèche buildings in Athlone and Tullamore IDA business parks, Broughal National School and Gortagarry National School. She was also the project Architect for the extension to Kinnegad National School, St. Laserian’s Special Needs School and Scoil na Croise Naofa, Geashill

Adam Hernes   mgr inż. arch. (Dip. Arch) OPOIA, M.R.I.A.I.

Qualified Architect graduated from Wroclaw Technical University, Poland in 2004. Adam joined the practice in 2006 and since then has obtained RIAI Conservation grade III accreditation. He has been responsible for the design and construction stages of Teagasc Offices at Mohill, Co. Leitrim, Offaly VEC office fit-out, Arden View Community & Family Resource Centre. Loughagar National School, St. Mary’s NS Edgeworthstown, St. Etchen’s NS Kinnegad

Shay McGowan   MSc. Dip. Eng.

Shay is a Qualified Civil & Structural Engineer graduated from Athlone Institute of Technology in 1991. In 2008 Shay has also completed the B.E.R. assessor training programme and is registered with S.E.I. as a B.E.R. assessor. In 2008 he has also gained a title of MSc Architecture: Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies at the University of East London which has equipped him with sustainability design skills and a competency in renewable energy applications.

Shay is a Senior Office Technician with Kenny Lyons since 2000, with responsibility for collating and distribution of current technical information and for co-ordination and preparation of detailed working drawings for a variety of projects.

Cathal Shanahan

Senior CAD Technician. Cathal joined Kenny Lyons Associates in 1996.

Cathal is responsible for preparation of planning and fire safety certificate applications, as well as tender and construction drawings for numerous projects including Apartment development at Store St, Tullamore, Rahan National School and Tullamore Retail Park.

Alma Egan   Dip. Arch. Tech, RIAI (Arch Tech)

Qualified Architectural Technician graduated from DIT Bolton Street in 2004. Alma joined Kenny Lyons Associates in 2007.

Alma is responsible for preparation of planning, fire cert and DAC applications, as well as tender and detailed construction drawings for variety of projects including Tullamore Parish Centre, Tullamore Central Library and Esker Hills Housing.

Alma also acts as the ISO Quality Manager, ensuring the practice meets the requirements of ISO 9001:2008.

Lynn Mooney   BBLS

Lynn graduated from UCD with a Degree in Business and legal Studies.

Lynn joined Kenny Lyons in 2015 as Accounts Assistant Manager, Office Administration and Receptionist.

Lynn is responsible for creditors and debtors ledger, debt collection, preparing & issuing fee invoices and statements and dealing with queries. Lynn is also responsible for cheque lodgements, the management & payment of weekly invoices by cheque, monthly creditor, supplier & bank reconciliations, general book keeping & petty cash.

Lynn also prepares and assembles documentation and promotional material for tenders and new projects and the setup and administration of projects on the internal office management system, together with the typing of letters, snag lists & meeting minutes, filing & archiving and the purchasing of stationary and office goods

Garreth Healy   BSc. Civil Eng

Garreth graduated from NUIG, Galway with a Degree in Civil Engineering and has also completed Revit Rendering & Graphic Illustration (DaBIMM) in Griffith College, Dublin and Revit 3D from DIT. Garreth also has an MSc Masters in Applied Building and Information Management from DIT.

Garreth joined Kenny Lyons in 2017.