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Welcome to Dunlea Car Sales & Service

Our premises is based in Glanmire village, just outside Cork City and just a short drive from the M7 motorway. We offer a range of quality used cars for sale with all makes and models catered for. If you need car service or repairs carried out, keep in mind we have a fully equipped car service centre.

I appreciate you taking the time to log on to my website. My name is James Dunlea I am first and foremost a family man but somebody who has always had a passion for cars. I started repairing cars for a friend of mine in 1990 and while I really enjoyed learning about the mechanics I decided to make the move into car sales in the year 2000 as I had a significant amount of space at home which wasn’t being utilised. This move enabled me to combine my knowledge of repairs with my passion for dealing with people.

It took me 14 years to build my reputation and finally in 2014 I purchased a site in Glanmire village which was in the past synonymous for Car sales. I like to do things a little differently from other used car dealers. All of my stock is sourced locally and many of my cars have main dealer service histories. I like to know exactly where my stock is coming from and I only deal with a select number of garages in the city.

Unlike many used car dealers, I put a lot of time and effort into preparing my cars for sale, I don’t cut corners which gives my customers added peace of mind and it pays huge dividends in the long run, as I rarely see the customers back unless it’s for routine servicing or repeat business.

My reputation has been built on my honesty and transparency when doing a deal. This is why a large percentage of my customers are repeat customers. If you are looking at my used vehicles and can’t see your preferred vehicle of choice, please e-mail me or call me to discuss your requirements. I am always on the lookout for good used cars and there is always new cars arriving on a daily basis so if I don’t have it today, I may have tomorrow. I look forward to meeting you!

Yours sincerely,


“I have been dealing with James Dunlea for about 7 years now. James is very easy to deal with as he knows exactly what he wants to buy. He is always at the other end of the phone, thus ensuring we are delivering the best price to our customers and that he is getting the cars that suit him and his clients, it’s a pleasure to do business with him.”

“I have bought several cars off James Dunlea over the years and also my son and daughter have too. He gives a great back-up service and nothing is a problem, he would stand on his head for you. I broke down recently whilst out of warranty and he gave me a loan car Ford Focus for a few days totally free of charge! I couldn’t recommend him highly enough.”

Robert Lamb, Cork

“I have been dealing with James Dunlea for over 10 years. Over that time we have built up a solid working relationship. My sales team at Cogans regularly call James to value particular models as he is one of our best trade buyers. I can safely say I would recommend James to anyone who might be looking for quality customer service and value.”

Rob J. Cogan , Director Cogans Toyota

“I was looking to find my dream car for ages, until I heard of James Dunlea. He found me the Mercedes W124 that I’d been looking for. Not only that, it came fully refurbished and fully serviced. Perfect deal as well!”

Paul Ryan , Cork