Notary Public

Hugh McGroddy provides clients with a professional Notary and public Notary service.

A Notary Public is a public officer who serves the public in non-contentious matters usually concerned with deeds, estates, powers-of-attorney, and foreign and international business. A Notary service is normally required when a client has documents that are going to be scrutinised abroad.

A Notary Public is empowered by law and by custom and usage of notary public services through the ages to:

 Attest Signatures                

 Authenticate Documents

 Administer Oaths                 

 Take Affirmations and Declarations

 Taking Affidavits (other than for the courts in Ireland)

 Draw up Powers of Attorney and other legal documents


The signature and seal of a Notary Public verifies to authorities in another country that all the necessary checks and have been carried out to authenticate the document if it is an original or a copy document. If required, Hugh McGroddy's Notary service can advise in relation to legalisation or the application of an Apostille.

Government Bodies and/or Authorities both in Ireland in other countries may also require an additional certificate to be placed on the document from the Department of Foreign Affairs to verify/authenticate that signature and seal of the Notary Public is genuine. This certificate is known as an Apostille.

Hugh McGroddy is empowered to provide notarial services for the counties of Dublin, Kildare and Meath.

Notary documents are required in relation to the purchase of Property abroad.

Notary Services are used for Certificating Educational Diploma.


If you need the services of a notary public, then please contact Hugh McGroddy - Notary Public.

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For all your notary requirements, contact Hugh McGroddy today.

Notary Legalisation

In addition to the seal impressed onto a document by a Notary public, many documents are required to be legalised. This complex procedure requires a state authority of a country to satisfy the state authority of another country that the Notary signature of the Notary public is genuine. 


In most cases, the addition to the document of an Apostille sealed by the department of foreign affairs is sufficient to satisfy the receiving county.
However, in extreme cases, the document would need to be handed over to the supreme court to be verified.

Frequently Asked Notary Questions

For more information on Notary legislation,
get in contact with Hugh McGroddy today.

Notary Blog

Want to learn more about Notary Public? Make sure you check out Hugh McGroddy's blog. From the functions of a notary to when you might need one, Hugh McGroddy covers a range of topics to help you improve your understanding of Notaries.


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