Who we are

Cavanagh Hooper Dolan

At Cavanagh Hooper Dolan Insurances, we go further for our customers, providing them with honest, personal advice to make sure that in their time of need they are covered.

As part of the Hooper Dolan Insurance Group, one of the largest wholly Irish-owned insurance brokerages, we are proud of the comprehensive and competitive range of professional products and services we offer, all tailored to your needs.



Our History



1943 – The Cavanagh family name was first established in the insurance industry in the North West by the late L.C Cavanagh.

1978 Ronnie Dolan & Benny Hooper formed Hooper Dolan Insurances in Waterford. They were the first provisionally accredited Lloyds broker in Ireland. Rosaleen Dolan now retired, the business is in its second generation with Paul Dolan working in the business.

1981 - Charles Cavanagh joined his father L.C. Cavanagh in business.

1987 - Charles Cavanagh & his wife, Catherine Cavanagh, formed the successful life and general brokerage ‘Charles Cavanagh Limited’.

2004–2007 - Charles Cavanagh held various senior management positions with a number of international corporate brokers.

December 2007 - Cavanagh Hooper Dolan Insurances Ltd is formed. They have offices in Sligo and Northern Ireland.

2011- Cavanagh family now with a third generation in the insurance business with Cathal Cavanagh joining the firm.

2015 - Cavanagh Hooper Dolan open a new office in Letterkenny, they acquire the commercial business of Rainey Gibson /Top Quote insurance. Maeve Cavanagh joins the business.

2018 - Cavanagh family celebrating 75years in the insurance industry in the North West. Hooper Dolan Insurance celebrating 40years in business.