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Here at Finlay Motor Group we cater for all car needs including businesses. Finlay’s was appointed Commercial Vehicle Specialists by Ford Ireland in October 2014. This award is one that we take very seriously. 161 vehicle sales were not only on passenger cars, there were also a lot of commercial vehicles being handed over in this busy period. Ford has a wide range of commercial vehicles so as to cater to every type of requirement.

Here in FInlays we have a lot of experience with businesses and their motoring needs. Whether it is a small or large fleet, we make sure to provide each with the best solution for their motoring needs.


There has been a lot of 161 fleets leave FInlays in the last couple of weeks. Picture attached is just one of the [...]

New Year, New Car

2016 kicks off with a bang


Happy New year to all our customer’s, we hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year.

Finlay’s kick started the first week in January off with a bang. Loads of new years resolutions have been made and broken already I am sure, but for some lucky people it was not only New Year, New me however it was New Year, New Car.

Alot of People have been patiently waiting in excitement for 2016 to come as it meant they got to pick up their brand new wheels. 161 registration for us started off first thing Monday morning and is still going strong. All our team are working extremely hard to ensure all of our customer’s get their car as quickly as possible.Our sales advisor’s make sure that every customer knows the in’s & outs of their new car before they eagerly drive off in it.

Finlay’s have registered alot of 161 Ford [...]

Happy Christmas

From the Finlay Motor Group team


It is hard to believe that 2015 is coming to an end.

As we get closer to finishing up fro Christmas we reminisce on what the year brought for us. It was a fantastic year for Finlay Motor Group and 2015 seen many wonderful and exciting changes.


2016 is looking positive with some exciting new changes planned and we cannot wait to see what it holds for us all.

Finally FInlay’s would like to thank their loyal customers, thank you for your business throughout the year and for being fantastic customers. We want to wish you and your families a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful 2016. We look forward to seeing you again in the new year.

Happy Chrstmas

The motor industry is highly competitive with numerous well recognised brands. Ford have topped the sales charts in Kildare according to SIMI. Both passenger and commercial vehicles have seen the highest sales figures for the month of November in Kildare. The figures fro November show that Ford have 12% share of the car market and 28.5% share of the van market. Out of the top 5 selling nameplates for November in Kildare three of them were Ford models.

  1. Ford Focus
  2. Ford Mondeo
  3. Ford Fiesta

These statistics show the growth in loyal customers and new customers choosing to buy Ford as their car. FInlay’s are proud t be a Ford Dealership and look forward to another successful year ahead with the brand. Ford Focus

Entrepreneurs of the year 2015

Mike & Gary Finlay



Entrepeneurs of the year

The North Kildare Chamber Business awards 2015 took place in the K Club on 27th November. The awards are county wide awards recognising Entrepreneurship, innovation, diversity and talent of businesses across all sectors. Finlay’s were especially excited for the award ceremony this year as Mike and Gary Finlay were nominated for the Entrepreneur of the year award. Mike and Gary attended the awards ceremony with high hopes for the award but knew that the competition was high. The announcement of the award was, like all talented nominees, a nerve wrecking moment for the two Finlay brothers. Once there name was called the nerves turned to quickly sheer happiness. It was an absolute honour for Mike and Gary to be awarded entrepreneurs of the year 2015.  The award was well deserved recognition for the hard work and dedication both [...]


The Ford Mondeo has been voted Continental Irish Car of the Year 2016 by the Irish Motoring Writers’ Association. The announcement of the 39th Irish Car of the Year Award was made at an awards ceremony in Dublin today attended by leading figures from the motor industry.

Ford MondeoThe Irish Motoring Writers’ Association judges awarded points on the basis of criteria ranging from design, comfort, safety, economy, handling and performance as well as driver satisfaction, value for money and technical innovation, with a maximum of 20 points under each heading.

John Galvin, Chairman of the Irish Motoring Writers’ Association, commented: “The Irish motoring writers have selected an exciting model and no doubt the 2016 Irish Car of the Year accolade will provide a huge boost to the popularity of the Ford Mondeo in the Irish market, particularly in [...]
Road Safety in Ireland


Road safety is important all times of the year, but it is especially important in the winter. Road users need to be sure that their vehicle is winter ready and they take the precautions necessary to stay safe in the cold weather. Road safety in Ireland has made exceptional progress in cutting fatalities in Ireland in the last few years. Check out how to make your car be Winter Ready:

The infographic below provided by Road Safety in Ireland shows the change in fatalities from 1998-2014.

Road Safety

It is easy to see how far Ireland has come in terms of Road safety in a hugely positive way but there is still alot of work to be done. Each and every individual should make it there business to abide by the rules of the [...]

Supporting local corganizations

Busy weekend ahead


FInlay Motor Group have a busy weekend ahead of us at events in Co.Kildare.We pride ourselves on being a local business and we love supporting other local business’s and organizations. Giving something back to the local community is very important to us. This weekend we are supporting two different community events in the county.

Éire_Óg-CorrachoillThe first event this evening is for Eire Og Corrachaill hurling club. This is a local hurling club and they are holding a night in Newbridge greyhound stadium to try and raise funds for the club.

athgarvan gaaThe second event is in aid of a school and Gaa club and they are holding a ‘Who wants to be a Thousandaire’ in the Keadeen Hotel in Newbridge. This event  is to raise much needed funds for both Athgarvan GAA and Schoil Bhride.

Bill Ford – Web Summit 2015

Executive Chairman of Ford Motor Compmay
Bill Ford

William Clay Ford Jr. or more commonly known as Bill Ford is the executive chairman of Ford Motor Company. Bill is great grandson of Henry Ford – founder of Ford Motor Company.

Bill spoke earlier today at the 2015 Web Summit in Dublin and it was one of the highlights of the day. Bill spoke of the change which is happening in the motor industry thanks to technology. He mentioned numerous times that all business’s including Ford should only exist to make peoples lives better.

Speaking on how a company succeeds in business today he mentioned that a company which will emerge as winner in such an era will be the one which can stitch all aspects of a business together while ensuring peoples lives are made easier.

For a company which has not seen any major revolutions Bill ensured he is not nervous of the changes in the industry. Ford are playing and experimenting in new areas [...]

Finlay’s & New Ford Mustang

Finlay’s gets up close and personalise with Ford Mustang

Ford announced earlier this year of the launch of the New ford Mustang. It has been the talk of the car world ever since and the long anticipated wait was over for the lucky staff of Finlay Motor Group last week.

The New Ford Mustang was a surprise guest at Ford’s 2016 launch in Carton House Co. Kildare. The iconic car was welcomed to a very excited room full of surprised onlookers from dealerships around the country. The Mustang was the talk of the day and getting to get up close and personal to the new cutting edge design was by far the highlight of the event.

Performance, refinement and efficiency personalised, the New Ford Mustang’s cutting edge design and state of the art technologies unite to redefine a legend.New Ford Mustang

Ford has managed to embody [...]

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