Western Motors

About Us

Western Motors

About Us

Western Motors was founded in 1964 by Jim McCormack

As a result of the sad passing away of Jim McCormack at the early age of 43 the company was taken over by Anne McCormack. Over the next 20 years Anne McCormack ran the business on a daily basis and successfully built on the foundations set by her husband in order to ensure that she could pass on a successful business to her children, this was no easy task at a time when the motor business was dominated by men.

In 1989 Anne McCormack passed over the day-to-day running of the business to her son James McCormack and George Moran who became joint managing directors of the company. In 1992 James McCormack became Managing Director and George Moran took over the title of Sales Director, the two continued their successful business partnership together until 1998 when George retired from the business.

In 1997 Simon McCormack re-joined the company as Operations Director and the company is now run by both James and Simon. The company has been a family business from the very start and is determined to stay that way.

Our Locations

Our business was originally based on the Tuam road, Galway from 1964 then in 1999 we moved to a brand new premises in Ballybrit, Galway and we were delighted to add our East coast premises at the M1 Retail park in Drogheda, County Louth in 2008 which is now the home of Western Motors ŠKODA.

Over the years, in addition to Volkswagen, the group have represented Massey Ferguson Tractors, Austin, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Audi and SEAT cars. We are proud to have represented Volkswagen cars and vans since 1984 in Galway and since 2008 in Drogheda, we have also represented the ŠKODA brand in Drogheda since 2012. We are looking forward to the future with great confidence and hope to look after your motoring needs for many years to come.


Robbie Mathews

ŠKODA Brand Manager

Derek Brady


Brian McCallion

Business Manager

Anthony Murphy

Sales Executive

Dara Griffin

Sales Executive

Joey Smyth

Sales Executive

Ross Hancock

Aftersales Manager

Stephen Delahan

Service Manager