Meehan Drilling Ltd has been owned and operated by the Meehan family since 1973, over two generations. We value all our staff and welcome them into our family.
Des Meehan started the company back in 1973. He is now our Senior Drilling Engineer. He achieved a City & Guilds in Mechanical Engineering. He has been involved in the development and construction of water wells since 1972. Des actually designed and built the first water well hydro-fracturing unit in Ireland and continues to be a driving force within the industry.
It is Des’s foresight and business acumen that has resulted in Meehan Drilling being the success it is today. Des has extensive knowledge and experience with ground engineering projects throughout the UK and Ireland. He has particular experience in delivering client’s requirements to specifications in difficult and complex drilling conditions. His wisdom and wealth of knowledge is invaluable to our company.
Mark Meehan has been the Managing Director of Meehan Drilling since 2015 but has been working with us since 2004. He holds a BSc in Computer Applications.
He is responsible for the overall running of the company but specialises in financial management. Although Mark worked his way up to MD position, his first role started at humble beginnings out in the field. He gained many years’ experience operating drilling rigs. Mark carried out our first ever pipe jacking contract and helped with wire line control during several large directional drilling projects. He also started the pumping division. He is a dedicated and invaluable member of the company.
Jeff Meehan is our Operations Director and oversees projects from start to finish. He is the newest member of the management team at Meehan Drilling. With a higher national diploma in off road vehicle design, he has extensive experience in ground works, site preparation, drilling and contract management.
He is certified and trained to operate a wide variety of plant and machinery. He has a vast work portfolio throughout Ireland, the UK, and mainland Europe. When we have a big project on, Jeff will be present throughout to ensure smooth running and timely completion - often completing projects ahead of the clients’ deadline. Jeff has a great work ethic, often being away for weeks at a time to ensure the successful completion of projects. Jeff has invaluable knowledge and is a vital member of Meehan Drilling.
Tony Brennan is our Division Pump Manager. With a background in electrical work, Tony joined Meehan Drilling back in 2004 as a trainee driller in our trenchless technology division. Shortly afterwards Tony become a driller and spent several years operating a directional drilling rig and supervising large civil engineering contracts. Tony was then selected to manage the new pumping division and we now have several hundred pumps successfully installed throughout Ireland. He has a proven track record for getting the job done in the safest and most effective manner. Tony is a knowledgeable, loyal member of our team and rarely misses a days work, so we really value his work ethic.
Ruth Caffrey is our office & IMS Manager. Ruth started working for us in 2013 having previously worked for engineering firms in London and relocating to Ireland. She has since developed her knowledge further into the drilling industry and has become a strong member of support throughout the company. She ensures company compliance in European health & safety and quality. Ruth is a cherished member of our team and is respected by everyone who works with her.