A fantastic start to our 60th Anniversary celebrations, with 2024 also seeing us celebrate 40 years as a Volkswagen Dealer

Western Motors Celebrates 60th Anniversary and 40 Years as a Volkswagen Partner

Western Motors - 1964 - 2024

Western Motors Volkswagen - 1984 - 2024

The Western Motors Group celebrate their 60th Anniversary in 2024, marking six decades of excellence and innovation.  Additionally, this year also commemorates the remarkable 40-year partnership between Western Motors and Volkswagen, two significant and exciting milestones.

Celebrations kicked off on Friday 26th January with a special broadcast of Damian Farrelly’s afternoon Classic Hits show from the Volkswagen Galway showroom in Ballybrit.  The event brought together guests from the Volkswagen Group, colleagues past and present, friends, family, and suppliers.  Attendees enjoyed refreshments and the atmosphere was enriched with entertainment provided by the very talented Pat the Magician.

A highlight of the celebration was a poignant video and speeches that traced the history of the McCormack family business. Founded by Jim McCormack in 1964, the business then flourished under the guidance of Anne McCormack and continues to thrive today as a multi-location and multi-brand dealer under the management of the McCormack brothers, James and Simon.

As this year is also the 50th birthday of the iconic Volkswagen Golf, the celebration featured a fantastic lineup showcasing the evolution of the Golf model, eight generations in 50 years, with more than 37 million vehicles sold.

The fabulous new ID. Buzz was also a big feature on the day, breathing new life into Volkswagen’s iconic Camper Van and offering a glimpse into the future of driving, sustainable, connected and fully electric.

James & Simon, along with the entire Western Motors Group and Volkswagen Galway family, want to take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude. 2024 marks a journey filled with passion, dedication, and the unwavering support of our incredible team. Thank you to our Western Motors team for their hard work and commitment, and a special thank you to all our customers for choosing us as your trusted mobility partner.  We’ve come a long way together, building memories and connections that last a lifetime.

As the company reflects on it’s past, embraces the present, and looks forward to a future filled with success, happiness, and continued partnership, Western Motors remains resolute in its commitment to delivering exceptional motoring experiences for years to come.


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.