Notary Services

Notary Public Services in Dublin City Centre

Phone: 01 6712773  Email:

Cathal Young is a Dublin based Notary Public and Solicitor.  He graduated from University College Dublin in 1999 with a Bachelor in Business and Legal Studies (B.B.L.S.) before obtaining a Diploma in Web Design Programming in Dublin Business School and a Diploma in Commercial Property Law in the Law Society of Ireland. Cathal qualified as a solicitor in 2004 and was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 2005. 

He was appointed a Notary Public by Chief Justice of Ireland (the President of the Supreme Court of Ireland).  He was registered Notary Public for the City and County of Dublin (including the administrative areas Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, South Dublin and Fingal), Wicklow, Kildare and Meath.

His memberships include the Faculty of Notaries Public in Ireland, the Law Society of Ireland and the Dublin Solicitor’s Bar Association.  

His offices are location at 1-2 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2, Ireland  (the corner of Leeson Street and Earlsfort Terrace).  The building is at the corner of St. Stephen’s Green and convenient to most locations in the City Centre.


Bachelor in Business and Legal Studies (B.B.L.S.), U.C.D

Diploma in Web Design Programming,, D.B.S.,

Post Graduate Qualifications

Diploma in Commercial Property Law (Dip Comm Prop Law), Law Society of Ireland

Diploma in Notarial Law (Dip.Not.L FNPI), Faculty of Notaries Public in Ireland

Professional Qualifications

Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland

Notary Public, Faculty of Notaries Public in Ireland

A Notary Public is empowered by law and by custom and usage of notaries through the ages to:-

  • Administer Oaths,
  • Attest Signatures,
  • Authenticate Documents,
  • Give Notarial Acts,
  • Take Affidavits (other than for the courts in Ireland),
  • Take Affirmations and Declarations,
  • Receive and Make Protests under Mercantile Law, and issue notarial certificates in respect of documents and persons, and,
  • Draw up Powers of Attorney and other legal documents customarily prepared by Notaries Public.

Notary On-Call Services 

We can attend your place of business in Dublin City Centre once appointments are made in advance.

Understanding the Document

It is the persons own responsibility to ensure that they understand the document they intend to sign before a Notary.  It is not a Notary’s duty to ensure that the person can understand the document, but it is usual for the Notary to ask for and be given an assurance from the person, that they understand the document.

If the document is a highly technical document, such as a building agreement or a Power of Attorney or is in a language that the person does not understand, it is the duty of that person to have the document explained beforehand to them by somebody competent to do so.  It is not the duty of the Notary to explain the document to the person.

It is important that any person signing legal documents takes legal advice before going to the Notary.  The Notary is normally only concerned with verification of identity, name, address and signature and the ability in a general way to understand the document.

Foreign Language Documents

The Notary does not need to understand the foreign language in which the document is written.  The Notary will, however, seek an assurance from the person signing the document that they understand the document.  If the Notary is so satisfied, he will stamp the foreign language document with a statement to the following effect: “The notarial act is limited to the verification of the identity, legal capacity, name and signature of the appearer unless otherwise expressly stated in the English language”.