History & Heritage

John McCarthy Motors (1961 – 2011)

From humble beginnings, John McCarthy Motors founded by the father of our managing Director, was one of Ireland’s foremost motor dealerships, that at one time had branches in Fermoy, Cork, and Youghal in County Cork, Johnstown in County Kilkenny, and Newbridge in County Kildare. Holding franchises for Opel, Honda, SAAB, Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge, John McCarthy Motors served thousands of motorists over a period of over fifty years.

A family dealership with sons, daughters, cousins, and brothers all working in various aspects of the dealership, John McCarthy Motors earned a stellar reputation with customers, suppliers and competitors alike.