Deane & Young Electrical celebrates 45 years

4 Jun , 2024  

Celebrating 45 years in business, Deane & Young Electrical Ltd is a leading electrical contracting firm based in Bantry, Co. Cork. The company has earned an enviable reputation for providing a professional, reliable and cost-effective service, all while adhering to the highest safety standards.

Specialising in domestic, commercial, industrial and public works, Deane & Young Electrical covers all of Co. Cork and parts of Co. Kerry as well. The Safe Electric registered contractor collaborates with main building contractors on numerous large-scale projects every year and also has a maintenance contract with the HSE.

Deane & Young Electrical was founded in 1979 by Michael Young and the late Henry Deane. Since Henry’s passing in April 2010, Michael has run the business with his sons Tim and Liam Young. The company employs 20 people directly and also uses specialist subcontractors such as BeCom Ltd, Allied Fire Protection and ADA Security Systems on a regular basis.  

Down through the years, Deane & Young Electrical has maintained a presence on Main Street, Bantry through its small electrical shop which stocks everything from electrical components such as sockets, switches and lighting to small white goods like kettles and toasters.

In addition, the family business is a member of KNX Association which is the only worldwide standard for home and building automation that allows complete building control, including lighting, HVAC, shading, security, energy, audio / visual and more. KNX is a managed open-source and non-proprietary protocol with KNX partners globally.

KNX is a BUS-wired system operating on SELV with an advanced topology, making it robust, secure, versatile and scalable for deployment across residential, commercial, industrial and maritime applications. Ryan Sheppard is KNX’s commercial director for Ireland.

The building control specialist recently brought its LUXORliving smart home system from Theben to the market. Switching lights on and off. Dimming, Controlling the heating. Controlling blinds. Via voice control, app and push button, the system is simply mounted, installed and started up. With secure communication thanks to KNX Data Secure and long-term protected investments, it is simply easy, safe and flexible.

Among other things, LUXORliving offers many ways for the elderly and people with disabilities to improve their everyday lives and increase quality of life. These include motion and time-controlled lighting control or the integration of a medical alarm that can be activated via app or push button.

“Our aim is to provide exceptional workmanship at an affordable cost. We make it our business to leave as little work for the next person coming behind us,” Tim Young says.

“We are extremely passionate about what we do and have worked hard to build a strong reputation within the industry. We provide a wide range of services to the domestic, commercial, industrial and public sectors, and enjoy an excellent working relationship with our customers, suppliers and subcontractors. One of the services we offer is data installation, including testing and certification.

“We are proud to be the HSE’s maintenance contractor for Bantry General Hospital and surrounds.”

Deane & Young Electrical boasts an impressive client-list which includes main contractors Droumleigh Construction, Spillane Brothers Builders, Ross Building & Maintenance Solutions, Cahalane Brothers, Castletownbere Construction, Murnane O’Shea and Beara Building Services.

Outlining some of the West Cork firm’s recent and current projects, Tim explains: “We carried out the complete electrical installation package on five primary care centres in Charleville, Newmarket, Bantry, Schull and Castletownbere for Droumleigh Construction. We also carried out upgrade works to Castletownbere Community Hospital and Kinsale Community Hospital for Droumleigh Construction and Ross Building & Maintenance Solutions respectively.

“We’ve just finished an 18-unit housing project for Cluid at the former Convent of Mercy in Bantry in conjunction with Cahalane Brothers. We also did the complete electrical design and install package at Grainger Sawmills in Enniskeane through Hayes Cabin Services, inclusive of self-testing emergency lighting and complete KNX daylight/adsense sensing lighting control. In addition, we recently completed works on the new SFPA (Sea Fishery Protection Authority) facility on Dinish Island, Castletownbere through Castletownbere Construction.”

Tim continues: “We’re currently undertaking the complete electrical install of Dzogchen Temple on behalf of Beara Building Services. A few other notable projects include a new production facility in Bantry and a new fish batching plant in Bantry  for Keohane’s Seafood in conjunction with Murnane O’Shea; new medical assessment and local injuries units in Bantry General Hospital in conjunction with Spillane Brothers; and a KNX lighting control package for Greenlink Interconnector in Wexford, in conjunction with Suir Engineering.

“We’re always kept busy.”

Outside of work, Tim Young is a road bowling champion who is looking forward to representing Ireland at the 2024 European Championships in Germany in May. It will be Tim’s third time to take part in the Championships which also features teams from Germany (x2), Italy and Holland.

“There is a great tradition of road bowling in Cork and Armagh. A similar sport called Klootschieten is also played in Germany and Holland,” says the affable electrical contractor, who is a member of the Bantry Bowling Club.

As Deane & Young Electrical continues to go from strength to strength, Michael, Tim and Liam would like to take this opportunity to thank their valued clients and suppliers for their continued support as well as their highly-skilled and highly-trained team for their hard work, dedication and expertise.

Here’s to the next 45 years!

Deane & Young Electrical Ltd

Main Street,


Co. Cork.

Telephone: +353 (0)85 218 1980

Email: [email protected]

This article was published in Building Ireland Magazine, May 2024, Vol 10 No 5