Ulster Tyres has over 38 years’ experience as one of the Ireland’s largest distributors of passenger car tyres to the specialist tyre retail trade, the car dealership sector and the consumer retail market.


We first opened our doors on January 1st 1978. Ulster Tyres is a privately owned company by husband and wife team Joe and Brighid McGinley.

Joe and Brighid have both spent their professional careers dedicated to the tyre trade. Their knowledge and hard work have seen the company grow substantially in the 38 years the company has been trading. The original premises were located on the other side of the bridge in Ballybofey, then a few years later they relocated to Letterkenny Road – to their new custom built facility. Their location has not changed since.

New stores were added in the early eighties and a substantial extension was added in the mid nineties, a new head office was built with multiple fitting bays and large warehousing facilities standing on an impressive three quarters of an acre site. This brings the storage capacity to over 60,000 square feet. Ulster Tyres offers a substantial array of products to both trade and retail customers. It’s highly respected as a single source point of information within the industry and is now the longest established tyre wholesaler in Ireland. Online ordering is available to our trade customers. Ulster Tyres have been members of council on both the ITIA & SIMI.

Ulster Tyres Letterkenny branch was opened in the mid eighties and is located on the Port Road in a key location. It’s located on the main thoroughfare into Letterkenny. Its primary focus is on retail customers and has built strong relationships with all the key car dealerships in the area.


Ballybofey – Head Office / Wholesale

Letterkenny Road, Ballybofey, Co Donegal, Ireland

Letterkenny Branch

Port Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal, Ireland

Mission, Vision and Values.

Ulster Tyres is known for doing things differently. Our mission is to be the most respected industry leader in providing the best products services and solutions through constant innovation. At Ulster Tyres we adhere to strict professional standards and are known to set ourselves apart from the competition.

Our vision is achieved through innovative business practices and rigid application of our core values – integrity, respect, accountability, open and honest communication, leadership and innovation.

We have achieved the highest standards of excellence in our field and have maintained it for over 38 years. The next goal for Ulster Tyres is to manufacture our own tyres.

The competition better watch out. Ulster Tyres will deliver unrivalled benefits to our customers, suppliers and our people for this generation and beyond.