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About KGSS

KGSS is the leading Survey Company in the West of Ireland led by Managing Director, Dave McDonnell and Operations manager Kevin Dodd who are both professional Geomatic Surveyors with experience from surveying nationally and Internationally. We have an enthusiastic & hard working team delivering state of the art services designed for the current market demands.  

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, energy Solutions and project management for both domestic and commercial market

Kilkelly Geo-Spatial Solutions (KGSS) was a venture created in 2015 with Robert’s son Daire the driving force behind it. KGSS took over all Land Surveying and Setting out responsibilities from RK&A along with the addition of many new geo-spatial services.  Daire grew the company for 4 years delivering some major projects to prestigious clients and employing additional globally 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.  

Mission Statement

As a member of both the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the highest international working standards are assured for our clients. Through the rigorous continual professional development (CPD) program necessary for continued membership, the most up-to-date methodologies are applied across our range of services. At KGSS we work by professional levels of ethics throughout our day to day trading. Our employees are trained to act with integrity, respect with a level of professionalism that instils trust between colleagues and clients alike. Taking responsibilities for our actions is a corner stone of our company’s ethics. 

Why Choose Us?

With the ever increasing addition of technologies to the surveying sector, at KGSS we aim to meet the needs of our clients, by acquiring new specialised equipment and implementing  new post-processing methodologies. New methods for the gathering of spatial data are regularly assessed and where suitable, added to our already comprehensive list of services.  “Very professional, fully equipped and easy to work with, no survey is too complex for KGSS” 

We offer a personal no nonsense service to our clients from inception to delivery and beyond. We are responsive to clients needs and understand scope of works may change during the course of a project. We are flexible in facilitating this at any stage. “We have found KGSS to be very accommodating in creating surveys adapted to our requirements as Architects. They have a positive and can-do attitude to survey work.” 

We aim to continually grow our business, allowing architects, engineers and construction companies requiring survey to be able to find this service locally, helping Geo-surveying become more recognisable in the West of Ireland and nationally.  


“We have found KGSS to be very accommodating in creating surveys adapted to our requirements as Architects. We have found their survey work to be accurate and all elements on their surveys clearly described. KGSS have worked with us to create new types of surveys adapted to 3D Modelling and BIM including Point Cloud scans and full Revit Models. They have a positive and can-do attitude to survey work. I would have no hesitation recommending KGSS for architectural surveys.”

David Power
David PowerCox Power Architects
“Very professional, fully equipped and easy to work with, no survey is too complex for KGSS.”
Eoghan Carr
Eoghan CarrEoghan Carr Architects Ltd
“We have found KGSS survey and level of detail excellent. I am impressed with the combination of different methods and we will keep coming back for more”
Micheál Sheridan
Micheál SheridanMicheál Sheridan Engineering & Design Limited