Shanbally was established in 2000 and was active initially in the development of Social and Affordable housing schemes. These were structured on a self-financing basis without a development profit. In respect of the Affordable initiatives this ensured that our end users could secure a new home and the purchase price would be limited to the cost of the land plus the cost of construction only.
Shanbally has extensive experience in the roll out of such schemes over the years.
By way of example we developed Templeroe, Shanballymore, Mallow where twenty 3 bedroomed properties and 10 serviced sites were completed in 2002.
Following this, fourteen semi detached homes were developed and completed in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork
We undertook a unique development in conjunction with Cork City Council in 2006 at Buckley’s Meadows, Rope Walk, Blackrock. This comprising thirty-six units which sold under the affordable housing scheme initiative. In addition, there were eleven units developed on the same site under the Capital Assistance Scheme and these remain under the management of Shanbally today.
We also manage an extensive portfolio of individual units which initially formed part of the affordable housing stock of Cork City and County Councils.
Shanbally HA has particular competence in sourcing, planning, construction, allocation and management of completed homes. Historically we have completed 85 homes in Cork City and County all of which were allocated as affordable or social housing.
As a regulated Tier 1 housing association we have a vision to develop and increase our housing stock and become active providers of high-quality social housing with strong management structures in place.
We are open to hearing from and meeting with developers in the Munster region interested in leasing arrangements where rent is guaranteed for the whole lease term.
Our experienced team is focused on delivering a quality service.
Claire O’ Mahony has 27 years of experience in the social care sector, in particular working in youth and community, homelessness and housing. Claire has a post graduate diploma in Child Protection and welfare and is a contracted trainer with Barnardos. She currently works for Good Shepherd Cork in an educational and development role. Claire hails from Cork where she can be found living a busy life volunteering with a variety of groups including, acting as the Secretary to Shanbally Housing Association.
Tim is an accomplished and self-motivated director of housing with 30+ years in the social and private housing sectors, MBA QUALIFIED with an excellent track record of delivery of sustainable housing development and management services, for substantial housing associations in the UK and Ireland. Currently working as Director of Delivery in London and responsible for delivering several thousand new homes and communities in Baking and Dagenham. He is passionate about Welsh rugby and never tires of sharing this love.
Rosarie O’Riordan has worked extensively in Child Protection and Safeguarding for the last 15 years. She works for a number of organisations in this area and much of her work is based in a Community Youth Setting. Here, she is the Designated Liaison Person for 50+ staff. She has a keen interest in social justice and was delighted to join Shanbally Housing Association as a Board Member. She lives in a rural village in North Cork and enjoys the outdoors.
Niall is a highly experienced professional, holding several senior management positions over the past 20 years in the health and social care sector in both Ireland and the UK. He was the Service Director with L’Arche Cork for several years before joining Threshold, the National Housing Charity as their southern regional manager and then took on the role of Director Services for Cork, Kerry and Kilkenny with Enable Ireland until 2022. He continues to lecture (part time) in UCC on a number of their management practice and leadership courses. He holds an MSc in Human Resource Management (UCC 2014) and a Diploma in Housing Studies (UCD 2016), as well as several other diplomas and certificates in related fields. He has served as a previous board member with both the Citizens Information Centre (Cork City) and Carbery Housing Association and remains committed to improving the accessibility and supply of social and affordable housing.
Catherine McAuliffe has over 30 years’ experience in the residential property sector. She regularly advises developers and local authorities on housing requirements, house design and development mix. Catherine is a Director in Savills Ireland, heading up the residential department for the last 15 years. She is a volunteer board member of Shanbally Housing Association since 2023 and she has worked on as a volunteer with Age Action and Niall Mellon over the last number of years.
Kevin O Donoghue is a volunteer. He is a solicitor with over 30 years experience in property related activities and is a considerable asset to Shanbally.