Volkswagen would like you to meet its new team in Donegal.

The new Connolly’s Volkswagen in Letterkenny is now open for business and its team of experts are looking forward to welcoming you to its showroom in 2020.

A new team means a new approach and this is something Connolly’s Volkswagen Letterkenny is looking forward to demonstrating to existing Volkswagen customers as well as those new to the brand.

“All the new team at Connolly’s Volkswagen Letterkenny are from Donegal so the new dealership has a real family feel to it already,” says Brand Manager Peadar McGranaghan.

Peadar, who has worked for the VW brand for 15 years, has moved home to Donegal to take on the role after 29 years in Ballina.

Having a new team of locals, who are experts in their fields, is great news for customers who can benefit from their extensive knowledge and experience of working with Volkswagen while ensuring customers will be greeted with familiar faces who are ready to help in any way they can.

The team includes three sales executives: Oisin Cannon, Philip Burt and Fergus Cassidy. Between them they have an impressive 15 years of experience working with Volkswagen.

Justin McGlinchey, from St Johnston, is the new Service Manager while Emily Hay, from Letterkenny, is the new Service Advisor. Aisling Bradley, from Ballybofey, and Marian Brown, from Letterkenny, are the Business Managers and customers will be greeted by Diane Thompson at Reception.

Family-run Connolly Motor Group, which took over the site of the former J.J. Reid Motors dealership, is one of the largest motor groups in the country. It plans to increase staff numbers from 12 to 30 as it continues to invest and upgrade the dealership in Letterkenny.

Volkswagen Letterkenny Team
Volkswagen Letterkenny Team

Peadar McGranaghan-Brand Manager

Originally from Castlefinn and now living in Letterkenny, Peadar worked with Connolly Volkswagen in Ballina for the last 15 years. Peadar loves meeting customers and seeing the look on their face when they pick up their new car. With a keen athletics family background, he is a loyal Donegal GAA and Liverpool F.C. follower. He believes Donegal is ‘God’s County’ and loves its culture, history and beauty.

Loves: Cycling, Rowing, Cinema, Reading

Drives: VW GTI

Dream Drive: Porsche 911

Volkswagen Letterkenny Team

Fergus Cassidy- Sales Executive

Living just outside Ramelton, Fergus has been working with the Connolly Motor Group team for two years in Sligo and jumped at the chance to move home. Fergus says that all he has ever wanted to do is sell cars; ‘It’s in my DNA’. He enjoys meeting all kinds of different people in his role and seeing customers drive away happy.

Loves: Horse riding, Golf

Drives: Whatever has fuel in it, as long as it gets him home

Dream Drive: Doesn’t have a dream drive; believes “your health is your wealth”

Volkswagen Letterkenny Team

Philip Burt- Sales Executive

Living in Newtowncunningham and originally from Donegal town, Philip has spent 10 years working with the Volkswagen brand. Philip’s favourite part of the job is helping his customers find the perfect car for them and ‘delivering the highest possible standard of customer satisfaction’. He loves the beaches and landscape around Donegal.

Loves: Gym, Cycling, Playing Guitar

Drives: Volkswagen Passat

Dream Drive: Bugatti Chiron

Volkswagen Letterkenny Team

Oisin Cannon- Sales Executive

Oisin is from and lives in Letterkenny and before joining Connolly Motor Group, he worked as a Games Promotional Officer with Donegal GAA. Oisin has a great skill of making new and old customers feel at ease and his favourite part of the job is that no two days are ever the same. He loves Donegal because you are never too far from a beach and because “we are pretty decent at the football as well”.

Loves: Gaelic Football. Also calls out bingo numbers to odd Monday night!

Drives: Volkswagen Passat

Dream Drive: Audi R8 V10 coupe

Volkswagen Letterkenny Team
Volkswagen Letterkenny Team
Volkswagen Letterkenny Team
Volkswagen Letterkenny Team

Diane Thompson


Justin McGlinchey

Service Manager​

Emily Hay

Service Advisor​

Marian Brown

Business Manager

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