Connollys’ new €5m Audi dealership opens today in Galway

10 new full-time jobs created since construction began

State-of-the art showroom is running a test drive event

Connolly Motor Group will open its new state-of-the-art Audi dealership in Ballybrit, Galway today.

The €5 million state-of-the-art dealership will increase the number employed by Connolly Motor Group to more than 200 – with 35 of those full-time jobs located in Galway.

A test drive event, starting tomorrow and running all week, will showcase the entire Audi range and allow customers to test drive the car of their choice and experience the technology and upgrade packs available. The event will run from November 11 to the 17 at the new Galway dealership.

Audi Galway's brand ambassador, All-Ireland winning hurler Joe Canning, will be at the official launch of the ultra-modern dealership over the weekend.

The new ‘Audi Terminal’ is just a stone’s throw from Connollys’ former Audi dealership at the Briarhill Business Park, close to the Galway Racecourse in Ballybrit. Work on the dealership at the greenfield site began just before Christmas last year.

Finished to the highest spec with the most up-to-date technology, the 23,000 sq. ft. car retail facility will be based around Audi’s newest design concept.

It is one of the most modern facilities in the country and includes the most up-to-date technology for electric vehicles with multiple power points.

The facility also has showrooms with space to display up to 15 cars, along with 180 outside car spaces. It will also feature a new Video Studio turntable, which will create video clips of all stock for potential customers to view.

Run by brothers Kevin and Neil Connolly, the Connolly Motor Group operates multiple state-of-the-art car dealerships across Galway, Mayo and Sligo, selling more than 4,000 retail cars every year,

Connolly Motor Group co-owner Kevin Connolly said:We are delighted to be opening our new Audi Terminal dealership which will be our new home – at the same address. It is very exciting to see the finishing touches being made over the last few weeks and to have the doors opening today to the public.”