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Notary Public

Notary Public Lucan

Declan J O’ Connell is a Notary Public, appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Ireland and he holds a Diploma in Notarial Law and practice.


The services of a Notary Public are required in relation to the witnessing and execution of documents that will be used in another jurisdiction. A Notary Public is a public officer constituted by law to serve the public in non-contentious matters, usually concerned with foreign or international business.


We provide a friendly, efficient and complete notarial service for all members of the public. In order to ensure a quality and professional service all our notarial services are provided by prior appointment.

A Notary Public is empowered by law to administer oaths, attest signatures, authenticate documents, give Notarial Acts & Certificates, take and draw up Affidavits (other than for the courts in Ireland), take affirmations and declarations, receive and make protests under Mercantile Law (Promissory Notes & Bills of Exchange), draw up Powers of Attorney and other legal documents.


The functions of a Notary Public include:


  • Administering Oaths.

  • Documents for use abroad.

  • Taking and drawing up Affidavits (other than for a court in Ireland).

  • Taking affirmations & declarations.

  • Giving Notarial Acts & Certificates.

  • Certifying passports.

  • Certifying Degrees, Diplomas, Certificates, University Qualifications, Educational Qualifications.

  • Certifying Birth & Death Certificates.

  • Notarising documents for a foreign adoption.

  • Attesting/verifying signatures for commercial or Court use abroad.

  • Legalisation of documents for use abroad.

  • Attesting bills of Exchange & Promissory Notes.

  • Witnessing Powers of Attorney.

  • Providing certified copy passports.

  • Authenticating adoption papers for use abroad.


The Acts of a Notary Public have worldwide recognition. The Notaries Official Acts are executed under his official seal and signature. 


Please note that notarising a document today involves the same anti terrorism and anti money laundering formalities as applied to opening up a new bank account. The rules are very strict. You must prove your identity by providing your original current passport and proof of address by means of a utility bill not more than 3 months old. This does not mean that you are under suspicion but rather that it is a duty to be discharged by all Solicitors & Notaries Public under legalisation in order to out law money laundering and financing of terrorism.

(Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Act, 2010, EU Directives 91/30/EC2001/97/EC2005/60/EC)

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