Desmond M. Purcell


Des commenced auctioneering in 1965 and has over fifty years continuous experience in the business. He is responsible for the Commercial Department including residential, industrial, commercial and agricultural land sales, retail sales and lettings and investment. He is an associate of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Society Of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, former Fellow of the Irish Auctioneers and Valuers Institute, a former President of Junior Chamber Waterford, Waterford Rotary Club and former chairman of the South East Branch of the Irish Auctioneers and Valuers Institute. Des has made several contributions on a national level to media debate on property issues.

Conor Purcell

Assoc SCSI / Assoc RICS

Conor is an associate member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Society Of Chartered Surveyors Ireland. He is a former chairman of the South Eastern Young Members SCSI and is a regular contributor to the local press on the local property market and has had numerous articles published.
Conor joined the firm in 2002 and since then has worked in all areas of the business. He currently runs the residential department and handles all residential sales, both new and previously owned.
Conor can be contacted on 086 38 58 129.

Sales and administration staff:

Esther Corbett


Esther is our Accounts Manager. She joined Purcell Properties in 1998 having previously worked in a long-established accounting practice in Co. Tipperary. Esther is PA to Des Purcell, and is responsible for reception and general office administration.

Emma Fardey

Emma joined Purcell Properties in 2012 and works with Conor in Residential Sales. Emma has substantial experience in the property sector, including an administrative role in a multi-national property company.


Petrina Walsh


Petrina is a native of Dunmore East, although she currently resides in Waterford City. After gaining her Degree in Valuations & Management from LIT, Petrina began her career as a Residential Sales Negotiator in Dublin where she worked with Sherry FitzGerald and Flynn & Associates. She returned to Waterford in 2003 where she took up a position with Purcell Properties as a Senior Sales Negotiator. Petrina also has a Degree in Applied Conservation and has a huge interest in the restoration and refurbishment of older buildings.