Lyons Motor Group


I was ‘baptised’ into the motor industry in June 2007 – it changed my life!


I was born into the motor industry as a ‘sales boy’ aged 32 in June 2007 – and it changed my life!  “You wear it like a second skin” which is how my approach to my job was put to me by a senior colleague last year. It felt like a huge compliment. Knowledgeable, professional and attentive – that’s me.

I joined the Ford main dealer network eight years ago in Thurles on 1st July 2015. I made a move to a Nenagh dealership at the end of 2022 which is where you will presently find me. Lyons of Nenagh is part of the larger Lyons motor group of brands, which includes another Ford dealership, as well as Volvo, Jaguar and Land Rover showrooms in Limerick and Lyons of Galway.

My past experience also includes 6 years with the BMW and AUDI brands, which followed my awakening-upbringing in the industry with Merlin O’Reilly’s pioneering Merlin Motor City Used Car Supermarket back in ’07.


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Address – Lyons of Nenagh, Limerick Road, Nenagh. Co. Tipperary, E45 KA61




Telephone +353 67 33442


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John O'Shanahan

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