New Ford Dealership opens its doors in Rathfarnham


Aidan Kane heads up the team at newly opened Rathfarnham Ford

This week marks the opening of Rathfarnham Ford on Whitechurch Road, which sees the return of the blue oval to the Rathfarnham area and brings with it employment for 20 people. The outlet is being headed up by Aidan Kane, a well known figure to Ford customers in the locality with almost 20 years of car retailing under his belt.

Rathfarnham Ford is located on the site of the previous South Dublin Ford Centre on Whitechurch Road. With a modern showroom and dedicated service area, the full-service dealership will cater for new and used car and commercial vehicle sales, as well as providing a complete service offering and a full range of parts for Ford and other makes.

Rathfarnham Ford is part of the Fort Motor Group, which celebrated 50 years in business in 2009.

“The greater Rathfarnham area has long been a strong one for Ford and I’m sure the local customers will welcome the return of a dealership in their area,” comments Paul Molloy of the Fort Motor Group. “With more than half a century of experience behind us in the Group, these customers can be assured of the very best of service from the team on Whitechurch Road.”

Alan Nolan, Chief Executive of the Society of the Irish Motor Industry, commented: “It goes without saying that news of a new dealership opening is especially welcome in the current climate, not least for the jobs it promises. I want to wish the team at Rathfarnham Ford every success in the New Year market and beyond.”

The opening coincides with Ford’s Open Event promotion, which offers a range of special packages for customers who order their 2012 Ford within a limited period. These include free extended warranty, servicing and roadside assistance for up to 4-years in the case of the Mondeo, C-MAX, S-MAX and Galaxy, or an ultra-low 2.9 percent APR* loan rate for prospective Fiesta and Focus customers. The 2.9 percent rate is currently the lowest APR rate of the top four car brands on the Irish market and is provided by Ford’s own finance house, FordCredit.

The sale and service teams at Rathfarnham Ford can be contacted at (01) 495 4445.