Over 27 Years of History

The Past

The roots of the company goes back to the 1980’s when Robert Kilkelly & Associates was set up in Westport. RK&A was a civil engineering and architectural firm providing Topographical services for over 27 years. Services included design and build, project management for both domestic and commercial market and more recently, Energy Solutions. While based mainly in Connacht, RK&A have carried out works all over Ireland, from Belfast to Kerry with clients in north west Wales. Kilkelly Geo-Spatial Solutions was a venture created in 2015, with Robert’s son Daire the driving force behind it. Daire grew up learning from all the experts in RK&A and after completing his degreee in Geomatics gained valuable experience as a surveyor in France and beyond for a number of years before returning to start the company in Ireland. He grew the company for 4 years delivering some major projects to prestigious clients and employing more experienced surveyors. Daires time in France beckoned him back there in 2019 but not before he had left the company in good hands to take it on to the next stage in its development

The Present

KGSS under new management brings the Kilkelly brand into the 2020’s. Robert still plays a key part in the company as consultant while local based  Surveyors with experience from around the globe are at the forefront, driving enterprises goal of delivering state of the art  services designed for the current market demands.

Current Management

David McDonnell and Colin Ryder  bring a wealth of surveying experience and skill sets gained worldwide to the west of Ireland as joint directors of KGSS.

David McDonnell
David McDonnell Director
Dave is a chartered land and measured building surveyor who has worked in challenging urban and remote environments throughout Ireland, the UK, Australia and the USA. This includes many large infrastructure projects with senior positions on major Gas plants, Iron ore mines and Motorways.

Colin Ryder
Colin RyderDirector
Colin is a very experienced land and measured building Surveyor who has a wide range of experience from working within the geospatial industry throughout ireland and the UK. Colin is an experienced drone pilot for aerial surveys and hydrographic Surveyor



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