Family and community are extremely important to us here at the Connolly Motor Group.

We see our employees at Connollys Galway, Sligo and Ballina as part of our extended family, who all live and work in special communities. That’s why we always like to support those local communities and the people who work so hard to keep them thriving – from those working and fundraising with local charities to those volunteering with sporting groups.

During 2015, Connolly Motor Group supported a number of these hard-working groups through sponsorship and donations but also through the activities of our employees.

Some of the groups that we have helped this year include: Special Olympics Ireland, the Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation, St Vincent de Paul, Galway Hospice and the Western Alzheimers.

A taste of the events we have supported included the Ballina Lion Club’s sponsored walk and the Ballina Salmon Festival, at which we were official car sponsors. Audi Sligo also supported the SHOUT (Sligo Hospital Oncology Unit Trust) annual ladies lunch and the Easkey Meals on Wheels.

Audi Galway supported the Galway County Show, the Blood Bike West and the London Rose, Aisling Hilary, who is from Galway.

Sport, of course, is so important to our communities and at Connollys Ballina, we supported the Geesala Boxing Club at their golf competition at Carne Golf Club in Belmullet as well sponsoring a car for the Youth Development Officer at Ballina Rugby Club.

At Connollys Sligo, we sponsor the kit van for the Sligo Senior GAA team as well as being the main sponsor of the Bit O’ Red, Sligo Rovers. We also provided the team with 151 cars earlier this year.
Connolly Volkswagen Sligo also sponsored the Geevagh GAA Senior Ladies new jerseys and Audi Galway supported St Mary’s GAA Athenry.

We do like a bit of fun too and were main sponsor of Knockmore GAA’s annual Strictly Come Dancing competition and contributed to the ‘Shave or Dye’ campaign for the Mayo Roscommon Hospice as well as the Nessa Timlin School of Dance’s Dancing Competition at Clayton, Galway.

A big thank you to all those charities and groups who do so much great work in our communities and we look forward to working with many of you again in 2016.