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Connolly Motor Group has just been appointed as the main dealer for Mercedes-Benz in the Galway area, and will open a new showroom in Ballybrit, next door to the famous horse racing course, at the end of this month.
That makes it the first Mercedes dealer in the area for six years, and 15 new jobs will be created. The Mercedes-Benz Galway showroom will house as many as 15 automobiles indoors, and 100 outside in the used automobile section. Connolly's already has a Mercedes-Benz dealership in Sligo and has Audi and Volkswagen dealerships in Sligo and Ballina as well as an Audi dealership in Galway.
Padraig Keating, General Manager for Mercedes-Benz Galway, said: "The opening of Mercedes-Benz is a huge boost to the industry in Galway city and county. To have a Mercedes-Benz sales and after-sales dealership back in Galway where the range has enjoyed a long and loyal customer base is a welcome development, and we look forward to expanding the brand even further. We will have the full range of Mercedes-Benz on site, where we can tailor automobiles to suit each individual's requirement in keeping with what drivers of this range have come to expect."
Ciaran each ofen, Sales Manager for Mercedes-Benz passenger automobiles in Ireland, said: "The establishment by Connolly Motor Group of a new, high-profile dealership for Mercedes-Benz in Galway city is one that we welcome. It is a development that will bring significant benefit to existing Mercedes-Benz owners in Galway whilst providing a presence for the brand in what is one of the most important motor markets in the country. Relative newcomers to the Mercedes-Benz dealer network, since opening their impressive new dealership in Sligo, Connolly Motor Group brings a level of professionalism to their sales and after-sales operations that bodes exceedingly well for the quality of service that Mercedes-Benz owners in Galway can expect."