Connolly Motor Group acquires Hyundai dealership in Galway

Motor group, one of largest in State, says acquisition will increase its workforce to 280

New Hyundai store in Bluewater Shopping Centre.

New Hyundai store in Bluewater Shopping Centre.


Connolly Motor Group has acquired the Hyundai dealership in Ballybrit, Co Galway, expanding its workforce to 280.

The deal will also mean Connolly Motor Group takes over the Hyundai service centre in Oranmore. The company said it expects to grow staff numbers in Galway as it builds on its investment.

Connolly Motor Group, one of the largest in the State, is run by brothers Kevin and Neil Connolly. It operates car dealerships across Galway, Mayo and Sligo, selling more than 5,000 retail cars annually.

“I hope that with our new relationship with Hyundai we can continue to build upon what is already a prominent and well-respected company within the motor industry,” said director Kevin Connolly.

“This is another strategic acquisition for our business, further strengthening our offering to our customers in the west and creating economies of scale in a highly-competitive market,” he added.

Managing director of Hyundai Ireland Stephen Gleeson said: “We are delighted to welcome Connolly Motor Group to the Hyundai family. Hyundai is Ireland’s fastest growing car brand over the last 10 years and the fit between both companies in terms of expansion and ambition is very clear.”