Meet the Franklins Team

Let Franklins’ 20 years of experience maximise your asset

Brendan McGee

Managing Director

Brendan McGee has 19 years experience in the Donegal property market. Brendan has been with Franklins since it’s infancy and is now the owner of the business. Brendan’s experience is considerable, responsible for valuations instruction taking and sales as well as the general management of the business. A former GAA player with Buncrana, Brendan now spends his spare time at Bootcamps and is a social runner. Other hobbies include his desire to cook and the thrill of foreign travel. Brendan is married and a father to two children Oisin & Hollie.

Mob: 087 602 9918

PSRA Licence No: 003895

Email: [email protected]

Raymond Curran

Residential Lettings Manager

Living in Burnfoot, Co. Donegal for almost 10 years, Raymond moved here from his home town of Derry, he first joined the company in 2006 and has worked both in our sales and letting departments.

Coming from a sales and marketing background he has found his niche in the property industry, Raymond loves nothing more than getting on his bicycle and cycling around the Donegal Countryside but unfortunately doesn’t get much opportunity to do so as he is father to three young children.

Mob: 086 078 0631

PSRA Licence No: 004461

Email: [email protected]

Raymond McNally

Sales Negotiator

Having completed his Auctioneering, Valuations & Estate Agency Degree at Dublin’s Institute of Technology, Raymond has now moved to Franklins to further develop his career. Originally from Co. Monaghan Raymond now lives in Letterkenny and is an integral part of our Sales department. Raymond enjoys going to the gym, swimming and playing hurling in his spare time.

Mob: 087 3643238

PSRA Licence No: 006495

Email: [email protected]

Jenny Ballantine


Jenny joined Franklins when she relocated to Donegal in 2007 having previously worked in banking and financial services. “I am a keen rugby fan and at weekends my free time is spent enjoying long walks in the Donegal countryside.”

Sharon McCready

Senior Lettings Administrator 

Sharon joined the Franklins team in August 2014. Sharons background is in customer services so her role is a natural progression as day to day duties involve interacting with tenants, landlords and contractors. “I thoroughly enjoy my job and the diversity of my working week, never a dull moment which is a very positive thing.

When I’m not in the office, I enjoy quality time with my family and friends. I dabble in a bit of gardening too and have been known to grow quite tasty vegetables! I also enjoy running but I’m very new to this so my first half marathon is a long way away yet!”

Mob: 086 189 3961

Email: [email protected]

Shane Harkin

Lettings Agent

Born in Drogheda but raised in Carndonagh in the Inishowen Peninsula, Shane is Franklins newest negotiator having spent several years in managerial positions. Having a degree in Auctioneering, Valuations and Estate Agency from DIT Bolton Street and a background in construction Shane has a strong connection with property. A busy father of three children, who loves to cook and keep fit, Shane loves nothing more than to also allow the wind blow through his hair while out walking the hills and beaches of this beautiful county.

Mob: 087 334 6799

PSRA Licence No: 007648

Email: [email protected]

Mary Coyle

Senior Lettings Administrator

Mary has been with us since 2013. Mary really enjoys her job, the team she works with and people she interacts with everyday. “My job is certainly not boring – there are always new challenges and something different each day.”

An avid reader, Mary would usually have her nose stuck in a good book (or more recently a kindle). Also a box set enthusiast, from Sons of Anarchy to Game of Thrones – Mary is addicted. Mother of two boys, anything that isn’t frilly goes in Mary’s house !

Debbie Cadd

Lettings Administrator

Debbie hails from Bournemouth, Dorset originally but now resides in Ramelton. Debbie previously worked for another firm of auctioneers in Letterkenny. Now a mum of two boys Lorcan & Rogan, she also enjoys horse-riding and fishing when time allows.

Aoife Nee

Lettings Administrator

With a strong background in legal administration and customer care, Aoife possesses all the credentials required for this industrious role. Married to Mark, Aoife’s spare time is used walking on the beach and more recently 5km running. With a keen interest in mindfulness Aoife believe in the theory of a healthy mind is a healthy body!

Lauren Fernandez

Sales Administrator

Lauren joined the Franklins’ team in October, 2017. Since then she has learned quickly and is now a key component in our efficient sales department.

Lauren enjoys spending time with her family and her three boys, and also taking her German shepherd for walks on the beach.

Josie Toland


Josie has recently returned back home to Donegal after spending 5 years in Canada.  She has a versatile background in office experience and is Franklins newest team member. She will greet you at reception and will be your first point of contact.

Josie has a keen interest in nutrition, selfcare and healthy living. She loves getting outdoors and exploring Donegal with her family.

She is married to Martin and has 2 girls, Millie and Ella.

Josie Toland - Franklins Receptionist

Darren Sheaffer

Photographer | Videographer | Drone Operator

Darren joined the Franklin’s team in March 2019 as our in house resident Photographer / Videographer / Social Media Executive. Darren gained his PFCO (drone operator) licence from the CAA back in 2016 and is also registered with the IAA as a Drone user and adheres to SUA (Drones) & Rockets Order S.I. 563 of 2015 legislation.

For Darren the decision to join Franklins was easy. Being tasked with capturing that perfect shot whilst navigating through Donegal’s, at times challenging terrains is just what Darren loves and his attention to detail is what gives Franklins an edge in both his images and our Social Media presence.

He lives in Derry with his partner Angie and their two girls Sarah-Jane & Tilly.

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