Connolly Motor Group to open MG dealership in Sligo

Connolly Motor Group has been appointed as main dealers for MG Motor in the North West of Ireland.

Connolly’s MG will open in Collooney, Co Sligo in June with what it says will include the creation of 15 new jobs and an investment of €2 million by the Connolly Motor Group.

With this latest appointment, Connolly Motor Group is taking on what is one of Europe’s fastest-growing car brands.

Connolly’s will have responsibility for MG Motor sales and after-sales services for the entire North West region – covering the counties of Mayo, Sligo, Donegal, Roscommon, and Leitrim.

As well as selling the brand-new models in the MG range, the company will be offering aftersales services to current MG drivers.

L-R Neil and Kevin Connolly of Connolly Motor Group.

It states that its new dealership in Collooney is being developed in a building which had been standing vacant since the financial crisis, with Connolly Motor Group investing €2m to rescue the building from a derelict condition and create a state-of-the-art dealership.

The showrooms will have space to display up to six cars which will be a range of hybrid and fully electric models. The premises will also house a customer reception and individual sales offices.

The facility will also have a five-bay workshop featuring the latest diagnostic equipment. The new jobs will increase the number of full-time employees at Connolly Motor Group to 335.

It has dealerships in Ballina, Galway, Letterkenny and Sligo, and represents Audi, Cupra, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Seat, Volkswagen and Volvo as well as used car centres.