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J.J. Kavanagh & Sons, established in 1919 is 100% Irish owned and has developed from being one of the first private providers of public transport, into the largest privately owned coach company in Ireland today.

2019 marked exactly 100 years since JJ Kavanagh & Sons Ltd. was founded in its home town of Urlingford, Co. Kilkenny

The J.J. Kavanagh & Sons mission is to provide our customers with the highest levels of service, quality, comfort, and safety

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Coach Hire Company of Year 2020
Failte Ireland Covid19 Safety Charter Approved
101 years of experience in coach hire
Our fleet of 130 coaches range in size from 30 – 53 seats
All coaches are Failte Ireland approved

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Reasons To Buy From JJ Kavanagh & Sons

Financing Made Easier

Financing a new asset can be a minefield with a multitude of lenders throwing all sorts of enticing deals your way. We have preferred finance partners, who will tailor-make repayment plans that work for your coach business.

Warranty and Aftercare

The JJ Kavanagh & Sons warranty offers more security when you buy a pre-owned or new coach. Pre-owned vehicles are sold with 3/6 months warranty and new vehicles are sold with up to to 3 years warranty (that can be extended).

Vehicle Care

Whether it's repairs or maintenance our professional team has equipped workshops and the necessary components that can care for any bus and coach services.

Coach Parts

At our Urlingford and Waterford Stores we have a fully stocked inventory of genuine Mercedes-Benz parts for Sprinters, Tourismos and Setra coaches.

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Customer Testimonials

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Bought Setra's off of JJ Kavanagh's, Mick was great to deal with. Great backup and after sales also. They are the Best in the Business.

Gavin Friel

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Excellent service and a great bargain too. Mick really helped me out alot. Will recommend JJKavanagh in the future.

David McDermot

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Michael Feeney and Paul were very helpful, got a great 141 Mercedes 49 seater. Thanks for all your help looking forward to getting more coaches from JJ Kavanagh.

Jackie O’Kelly

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Brilliant, just brilliant. Mick and PJ have been amazing in helping me with my purchase. In the market? Definitely go with JJKavanagh.

Laura Jackson

Services that we provide


We have full understanding of professional and personal level of care needed.

Coach Parts

We use latest knowledge to identify part by using registration number or vehicle chassis number.

Coach Rentals

We have the right caring, experience and dedicated professional for you.

Technical Support

From new or used coach sales, to parts and technical support, our team of expert professionals are ready to help 24x7

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