Donnelly Group

Lighthouse Communications client Donnelly Group is Northern Ireland’s largest independently-owned motor retailer, with a workforce of more than 700 people and eight locations. With a reputation built on its customer service, Lighthouse Communications works to effectively tell the ongoing story of this extraordinary family business.

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Latest Donnelly Group news

Donnelly Group becomes official Jaguar dealer

Jaguar welcomes Donnelly Group as an official retailer

1st August 2018

Northern Ireland’s largest family-owned new and used vehicle retailer, Donnelly Group, is an official Jaguar partner as of 1st August 2018. A comprehensive selection of showroom vehicles, demonstrator and used Jaguar models are now available at the Donnelly Jaguar Land Rover showroom in Dungannon whilst construction of a new £6 million Arch concept Jaguar Land…

Jauguar Landrover

Two local firms awarded contract to build new Donnelly Jaguar Land Rover showroom

30th July 2018

A Coalisland architectural and civil engineering consultancy and a building and civil engineering contractor based in Clonoe, have been appointed by the Donnelly Group to build its new Jaguar Land Rover showroom. Following a competitive tender process, McKeown and Shields and O’Neill of Clonoe have been awarded the contract for the build of the £6…

Donnelly Group is celebrating after a fourth member of its award-winning team received the prestigious Volkswagen Gold Pin for outstanding services to and commitment to the brand. Lesley Ann Cunnah, third from left, Site Director at Donnelly Group Volkswagen in Eglinton received the honour, in recognition of her dedication to the manufacturer’s commercial vehicles, at a glittering ceremony in London last month. She is pictured with fellow recipients from across the UK, alongside event host Rory Bremner, far left, and Carl zu Dohna, far right, Director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles UK.

Awards success confirms Donnelly Volkswagen Van Centre Eglinton is ‘gold standard’

14th March 2018

Donnelly Group is celebrating after a fourth member of its award-winning team received the prestigious Volkswagen Gold Pin for outstanding services to and commitment to the brand. Lesley Ann Cunnah, Site Director at Donnelly Group Volkswagen in Eglinton received the honour, in recognition of her dedication to the manufacturer’s commercial vehicles, at a glittering ceremony…

Northern Ireland’s largest family-owned new and used vehicle retailer Donnelly Group is celebrating after becoming the first dealer group locally to go ‘carbon neutral’ after joining the new Castrol Carbon Neutral Programme supported by BP Target Neutral. Making the announcement, from left, Donnelly Group Managing Director Dave Sheeran and Director Raymond Donnelly; Stephen Walker, National Key Account Manager, Castrol and Michael Capper, Global Development, BP Target Neutral. Donnelly Group is offering customers purchasing a vehicle from any one of its 18 manufacturers across the group’s eight locations in Northern Ireland, the opportunity to drive completely carbon neutral for the first year of ownership, by calculating and offsetting the carbon footprint of their first 10,000 miles, by investing in projects to reduce pollution in some of the most impoverished parts of the world.

Donnelly Group first Northern Ireland dealer group to go ‘carbon neutral’

12th March 2018

Northern Ireland’s largest family-owned new and used vehicle retailer Donnelly Group has become the first dealer group locally to go ‘carbon neutral’. The group is helping customers tackle the carbon emissions associated with driving a vehicle by investing in projects to reduce pollution in some of the most impoverished parts of the world. It has…

Donnelly Group acquires north west Vauxhall franchise

Donnelly Group acquires north west Vauxhall franchise

2nd February 2018

Northern Ireland’s largest family-owned new and used vehicle retailer has acquired the Vauxhall franchise from Eakin Bros Ltd. in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The Donnelly and Taggart Group is now the only Vauxhall approved franchise for new car and van sales, Used Network Q approved vehicles, Motability and Aftersales in the North West of Ireland.…

Northern Ireland’s largest family owned new and used vehicle retailer, the Donnelly Group, has announced plans for a new £6 million Jaguar Land Rover showroom at its flagship site in Dungannon.

Donnelly Group announces luxurious new Jaguar Land Rover showroom development

14th November 2017

Northern Ireland’s largest family owned new and used vehicle retailer, the Donnelly Group, has announced plans for a new £6 million Jaguar Land Rover showroom at its flagship site in Dungannon. Whilst the Donnelly Group’s partnership with Land Rover dates back to 1981, the addition of Jaguar adds a 19th manufacturer to the Group’s offering,…

The Donnelly Group, Northern Ireland’s largest independently owned new and used vehicle retailer has appointed Dave Sheeran as its new managing director.

Donnelly Group appoints new Managing Director

3rd November 2017

The Donnelly Group, Northern Ireland’s largest independently owned new and used vehicle retailer has appointed a new managing director. Dave Sheeran joins the Donnelly Group from Opel Ireland, where he was Managing Director and brings with him 30 years of industry experience across Sales, Marketing and Aftersales in the UK and Europe. He will be…

Donnelly Group, Northern Ireland’s largest independent new and used vehicle retailer, has acquired SMW Suzuki in Belfast from the Agnew Group.

Donnelly Group acquires SMW Suzuki

15th October 2017

Donnelly Group, Northern Ireland’s largest independent new and used vehicle retailer, has acquired SMW Suzuki in Belfast from the Agnew Group. The showroom on the Boucher Road will be the third Suzuki site for the Donnelly Group, alongside Eglinton and Newtownabbey. Located next to Donnelly Honda, the outlet, which will have frontage on the Boucher…

Evie Loughery, Primary Five pupil in Miss Courtenay’s class at Strandtown Primary School, Belfast beat over 600 other entries to have her Honda Civic design brought to life!

New Honda Civic gets a makeover from primary five pupil and the Donnelly Group

21st June 2017

Evie Loughery, Primary Five pupil in Miss Courtenay’s class at Strandtown Primary School, Belfast beat over 600 other entries to have her Honda Civic design brought to life! The Donnelly Group, Northern Ireland’s largest new and used independent vehicle dealership, teamed up with NI4Kids Magazine earlier this year to celebrate the arrival of the all-new…

Newly-crowned 2017 Insanity Tan Miss Northern Ireland is hitting the roads in style thanks to Donnelly Group Fiat

Miss Northern Ireland drives off in style with Donnelly Fiat 500

6th June 2017

The reigning Insanity Tan Miss Northern Ireland will be travelling in style thanks to the car sponsor of the Insanity Tan Miss Northern Ireland competition, the Donnelly Group. Local Portglenone Renewable Energy Engineering student, Anna Henry, has just picked up her customised Fiat 500 from Donnelly Fiat in Newtownabbey. Anna said: “I love my new…