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 rejoined 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.

Over the years the company have represented Massey Ferguson, Austin, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Volkswagen Passenger & Commercial, Skoda and more recently added SEAT & CUPRA. We are proud to have represented Volkswagen since 1984 in Galway and since 2007 in Drogheda, we have also represented the Skoda 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.

Our Locations

Our business was based on the Tuam road, Galway from 1964. In 1999 we moved to a brand new premises in Ballybrit, Galway and were delighted to add our East coast premises at the M1 Retail park in Drogheda in 2008.

Tuam Rd. Galway. Old Premises

Ballybrit Galway - Present Day

Drogheda Premises



Simon McCormick Western Motors DroghedaWestern Motors Mission Statement: 

"Western Motors most important operational objectives are to represent the brands of vehicles we sell in a professional manner and to continually endeavour to improve the service we provide to our customers. These objectives will be met by ensuring that we have a highly motivated and well trained team which work together in order to ensure that we are proud of the work we do and the company we represent."


Car Grades Explained
95% as new condition/100% as new to drive/ min two year warranty
Less than 50,000 km’s
Thoroughly prepared used car/ excellent mechanical condition/ a minimum of 1 year warranty
Less than 120,000 km’s
Reasonable mechanical and cosmetic condition/ a minimum of 6 months warranty
Less than 150,000 km’s
A Part Exchanged/Trade In – only sold on to Trade
Only applicable to Trade In Self Appraisals – scrapped or sold to Trade where possible

As our Digital Dealership grows we know that more buyer confidence is needed throughout the online buying process and to assist we have introduced the Western Motors Group Used Car Grading System. The system has been devised to offer more transparency to our customers and to provide an easy guide as to the quality of the used car being sold.