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With more than 20 years’ experience helping people realise their financial goals, you can trust our team to help you achieve yours.

Hennelly Finance is the west of Ireland’s leading corporate and personal financial services provider.

With more than 20 years’ experience helping people realise their financial goals, you can trust our team to help you achieve yours.

Whether you are saving for your children’s college fund, planning for retirement or protecting your family right now, our team has helped thousands to achieve peace-of-mind about their financial future.

Established by Helena Hennelly in 2000 in Galway’s city centre and joined by her daughter Ruth in 2007, we’ve grown from strength to strength and celebrate 20 years in business in 2020.

During that time, we’ve weathered a fair few challenges, from adapting to technology advancements that enhance customer service delivery, to staying ahead of complex changes in legislation and gaining subject matter expertise to deliver you with the latest and most comprehensive information.

Today, as the west of Ireland’s leading corporate and personal financial services provider, we offer a one stop shop for financial services including pensions, life cover, savings and investments through our partnerships with some of the world’s top financial services providers including Zurich, Aviva, Irish Life, Friends First, New Ireland Assurance, Standard Life, BCP and BlackBee.

We are also recognised as one of Ireland’s leading health insurance advisors, offering unparalleled insight and advice into the Irish health insurance market.

As members of the professional body Brokers Ireland, we are totally impartial financial services advisors. We are not tied to any insurance company or financial institution which means the advice we provide to clients is unbiased and comprehensively researched to secure the most competitive terms available.

We are also proud to support our local community through sponsorships, events and education, from retirement planning sessions for women to address the low uptake of pensions amongst Irish females, to founding the annual workplace wellbeing event for finance and human resource professionals at the Galway Clinic in conjunction with Irish Life Health.

We know how important your financial goals are and we understand what it takes to achieve them. With the experience, knowledge and commitment to bring your goals to fruition, you can trust us for the ultimate in peace of mind.

Our Capabilities

Our experienced advisors offer the full spectrum of financial services from retirement planning, investments and savings to health insurance, life cover and even specialist knowledge in employee benefits programs for organisations.


Savings & Investments


Retirement Planning

Health Insurance

Financial Planning

Group Risk

Group Pensions

Financial Wellbeing Seminars

Dental Cover

Health Insurance

Company Investments

Meet The Team

Hennelly Finance strives to build strong, long-term relationships with its clients, based on professionalism, service and trust. We are committed to creating a unique financial plan based on your priorities at every stage in life.

The team has over 100 years combined experience and are here to help you achieve your financial goals through our comprehensive financial planning service.


Helena Hennelly

Financial Planner
& Director

Helena has been involved in the insurance industry since 1987 and is Managing Director. She established Hennelly Finance in the year 2000 following redundancy. Helena has worked in the financial services industry all her working life with the likes of Bank of Ireland, Celtic International and Friends First.

More About Helena

Helena has a wealth of experience within the Industry specialising in Employee Benefits Programmes for the Corporate World, helping clients save for the longest holiday of their lives – retirement, protecting clients biggest asset i.e. their income and ensuring clients are financially protected in the event of a serious illness and/or early demise!

Helena is a Chartered Insurer and is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute and holds the distinction of winning the Best Student of the Year on qualification! Helena continues to lead the Hennelly Finance team who have always strived to be the best in caring for our clients. Outside work Helena loves spending time with her grandchildren, playing piano and enjoys cooking. |  (086)8095607

Ruth Hennelly

Financial Planner

Ruth is a Director of the company having joined in 2007, she is the daughter of Helena Hennelly who originally set up the firm in 2000. Ruth graduated from National University of Ireland, 2003 with a master’s in Business Studies (Electronic Commerce). Ruth primarily worked in the IT sector before moving into Financial Services.

More About Ruth

She holds a Professional Diploma in Financial Advice (QFA) and a Professional Certificate in General Insurance. Ruth specialises in employee benefit schemes and advising on all aspects of investment planning and retirement planning for individuals and businesses.

Her main focus is on helping clients managing their financial affairs, ensuring that clients have everything in place to meet their current and future financial needs and expectations. Ruth has built up excellent client relations with many clients now referring colleagues, friends and family directly to Ruth. When not working, Ruth is a busy Mum of 3 young children. She also enjoys running and playing hockey with Galway Hockey Club.  |  (086)1023408

Olivia Hamrock

Olivia Hamrock

Business Manager

Olivia has a strong background in the banking/ financial sector, having previously worked with Bank of Ireland for 17 years. She has experience in both Business and Retail Banking and was awarded Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA) status from the Institute of Bankers in 2007. Olivia completed the Joint Diploma in Financial Service with UCD in 2008.

More About Olivia

A key member of the team Olivia ensures that all our operations run smoothly and is very “hands-on”, working in a wide variety of roles in Hennelly Finance. She assists the with compliance and regulatory requirements within the firm. Olivia is responsible for overseeing and supervising the business activities, liaising with life companies & underwriters on behalf our clients on a daily basis.

Olivia has a wide and varied economic knowledge meeting and engaging with clients every day as Business Manager and has an excellent rapport with our clients. | 091393295


Sandra Clancy

Financial Paraplanner

Galway native, Sandra’s area of expertise has been built up over 22 years having previously worked in one of the leading financial services organisations in Galway. Sandra brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to ensure you get the very best in financial advice. Sandra has a wide range of experience in the Financial Services industry and having achieved the QFA designation early on, she went on to achieve the Fellowship (FLIA) designation. 

More About Sandra

Sandra has considerable experience in all areas of financial planning and supports the advisers, analysing investments and writing financial reports. Sandra ensures that we provide compliant, impartial and service driven advice to our clients. Sandra is an avid dog lover! When she gets any rare spare time she enjoys drawing and oil painting with a particular interest in portraits | 091393295

Regina Brannelly

Regina Brannelly

Client Executive

Regina is a native of Oranmore, Co. Galway and has over 13 years’ experience working in the Corporate Insurance Sector. Regina has a master’s degree and is CIP qualified. Regina is the Health Insurance and Private Medical Insurance Specialist at Hennelly Finance.

More About Regina

Regina recently joined Hennelly Finance and is enjoying the challenge of helping clients find the most appropriate private medical insurance plan for their specific needs. Regina prides herself on understanding our client’s requirements, making clear recommendations in plain English and helping our clients get the best plan in place without fuss. Regina’s hobbies include walking and helping out on the family farm.  | 091393295

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