About Bolands Wexford – New & Used Ford, Hyundai & Volvo Dealership Serving Wexford

Bolands Wexford offers many automotive products and services to Wexford area customers. From quality new Ford, Hyundai & Volvo vehicles to used cars, we know anyone looking for a vehicle near Wexford will likely find what they want at our dealership.
We carry a comprehensive line of Ford, Hyundai & Volvo vehicles making us a good choice as your Wexford car dealer.
Our services include trusted Ford, Hyundai & Volvo car repair, original Ford, Hyundai & Volvo auto parts, and auto financing to help our customers purchase the car of their dreams.
Call Bolands Wexford or come visit us in person. We’re convenient to Wexford and look forward to helping you with your automotive needs.

The Bolands Family History

The Bolands family have a long running history in the motor vehicles business spanning over three generations and almost 100 years.

In 1923, Andrew Boland, General Merchant, Whitechurch New Ross, County Wexford expanded his existing business to include a motor hire service. He purchased one Ford model T Lorry, and one Ford model T car. This service provided the local economy with a badly needed boost in mechanized transport as newly Independent Ireland emerged from its Civil War. It proved to be an instant success and was widely availed of by both private and business customers.

Routine maintenance was carried out at Whitechurch. In 1930 Andrew Boland added to his fleet when he purchased a new Ford model; a saloon car, fitted with a 14.9 H.P. engine, to be used as a Hackney car. The very first fare-paying passenger was Mrs. Tottenham of Killowen house, New Ross. Throughout the 1930s Andrew Boland’s Hackney and motor hire services operated until the fuel starved years of the 1939-45 Emergency which brought business throughout Ireland almost to a standstill.

Business slowly returned to normal after 1945, and in 1948 Andrew Boland’s sons John and James commenced selling second-hand cars from the family premises at Whitechurch. In 1956 they opened a self-drive car hire business, with an office on the quay in Waterford to handle enquiries. In 1958 they secured a Morris sub-dealership which gave James and John access to the new car market.

New and used car sales expanded, and in 1965 the Boland brothers opened a filling station in New Ross town. Within 12 months they secured a Ford dealership for this premises, allowing them to expand into commercial vehicle sales for the first time. During the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, very successful annual car auctions were held in the New Ross facility.