November 10, 2022

50 Years Open On Dublin Road

Although we are 67 years in business in Kildare, our branch moved from it's original premises in a small lane just off the Square in the town to its location now on Dublin Road on the 14th June 1968. Today this is the main site and head office of Fitzpatrick's Garages. We celebrated 50 years at the new location with lots of ballons, cakes, and took a trip down memory lane with photos of that very day 50 years ago. Managing Director (and nephew to the founder Jimmy Fitzpatrick) Andy Fitzpatrick made a lovely speech to all staff and toasted to another 50 years in business. A special must be given to two of our team members, Paddy Conneely and Eddie McDermott! They worked with us on the 14th of June 1968, and they still work with us today! It's such an honour as a company to have so many longstanding members of staff like Paddy & Eddie. Here's to another 50 years in business on Dublin Road Kildare! 

June 14th 1968

The whole Fitzpatrick's Team on Friday the 14th of June 1968! 

Back Row (Left to Right): Jack Weir, Paul Hickey, John Fitzpatrick, Charlie Byrne, Denis Broughall, Tommy Carey, Jim Fitzpatrick, Mick Fleming, Butch Halpin, Fred Leavy, Paddy Kelly, Paddy Conneely (Who still works with us today!)

Front Row(Left to Right): Terry McNally, John Dowling, Noel Kavanagh, Sheila McTighe, Jimmy Fitzpatrick, Margaret Heffernan, Charlie Heffernan, Pat Kelly, Paddy Morgan, Eddie McDermott (Also still working with us today!)