Barlo Motor Group


I was born into the motor industry as a ‘sales boy’ aged 32 in June 2007 – and it changed my life! I “wear it like a second skin” – that’s how it’s been described to me. I take it as a compliment. Knowledgeable, professional, and attentive – that’s me.


I joined Barlo Motor Group under the Ford banner 1st July 2015. Aside from Ford, the Barlo Motor Group is also a main dealer agent for Hyundai and Nissan, in Clonmel and Kilkenny respectively. The Ford dealership in Clonmel is also designated a ‘Transit Centre’ for commercial vehicles. The company has a long history, dating back to 1944! We cater to all customer types – individuals, sole traders, limited companies, fleets across the spectra of new and used vehicles.


My past experience also includes years served with BMW, AUDI and Volvo. This all followed my initial upbringing in the motor industry with Merlin O’Reilly’s pioneering Merlin Motor City Used Car Supermarket back way back in ’07.




Address – Davis Road, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, E91 TK83


Telephone +353 52 6125300


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John O'Shanahan

Colin Gilsenan