So much more at Morans


In 2004, Billy built a state-of-the-art workshop beside the family home in Legan.)

Celebrating 15 years in business, Billy Moran & Sons Ltd is a one-stop shop for all your sales, service, repairs, pre-DOE and breakdown and recovery needs. The family-run business operates from Legan, Co. Longford and has a customer-base that extends far beyond the midlands.

Having originally specialised in Hitachi excavators, Billy Moran & Sons has expanded to encompass a wide range of services. These include: plant sales and service; commercial sales; commercial and agri repairs; pre-DOE; pre NCT; plant repairs and electrics; 24-hour breakdown and recovery; hydraulic hoses made to order; vehicle modification.

The latest additions to this impressive list of services are commercial sales and breakdown and recovery. To coincide with this, a new company logo has been developed and a new website is being designed by Gerard Haughey of Cedar Tree Digital Media in Edgesworthstown. The website will showcase the full range of quality used commercials that are available to buy from the burgeoning family-run business.

Billy Moran started out as a sole trader in 2000 before forming Billy Moran & Sons Ltd three years later. He is joined in the business by his wife Teresa, sons James (who has been involved from the start) and William, and daughter Avril. Local man Michael Eivers is also employed as a mechanic.

In 2004, Billy built a state-of-the-art workshop beside the family home in Legan, which is located in the south east of Co. Longford, and added an extra bay for articulated trucks in 2012. Over the years, the company has built up a large local customer-base which includes Longford County Council, Midland Irish Peat, Green Farm Foods, Kiernan Structural Steel, PJ McLoughlin & Sons, Molihan Transport, Derrymore Peat, Joe Quinn Transport and Gem Construction.

“A lot of hard work and effort has gone into getting the business to the stage it is at now,” Avril Moran explains.

“We started out selling, servicing and repairing diggers and teleporters. We have retained this service and added a lot more. The recession was probably the best thing that could have happened to us because it forced us to diversify. When the construction boom ended, the bottom fell out of excavator / digger market and we had to look at providing other services in order to survive.”

Billy Moran & Sons can service and repair everything from cars and commercials to trucks, excavators and tractors. The company offers a professional vehicle diagnostic and inspection service. The Moran’s pre-DOE and NCT checks will ensure your vehicle passes its test with flying colours! 

Hydraulic hoses can be made to order by using only quality parts. The recent decision to branch into commercial vehicles sales has opened up a whole new market for the Longford-based concern.  The Moran’s have a wide selection of quality used commercials and 4x4s for sale, which cater to the needs of every driver.

You can find second hand commercials in all shapes and sizes, which are perfect for business or private use. Whether you are after a small van for carrying tools and work equipment, or a spacious large van for delivering vast loads, Billy Moran & Sons has the van for you.

Vans from all the leading manufacturers are available for you to drive away from Moran’s Legan yard, including the best-known models from Volkswagen, Ford and Peugeot. If they don’t have the commercial you are looking for in stock, Billy will gladly source it for you.

All vehicles come fully serviced and with warranties ranging between three and 12 months. Billy Moran & Sons can also add extras such as toe bars and roof racks to your vehicle, or carry out whatever modifications you require.

“All of the commercials we sell are sourced from the UK,” Avril says.

“We only deal with respected dealerships. A lot of Irish van owners who buy second hand favour the imports from the UK because the roads are that bit better over there and the vans are often better maintained. Every commercial we sell is fully serviced and comes with a warranty for peace of mind. So whether it’s a Ford Transit, Volkswagen Caddy or Peugeot Partner you’re looking for, we can get it for you.”

A new breakdown and recovery service is the latest string to the company’s bow. The Moran’s provide a fast, friendly, safe and professional service to get you back on the road as quickly as possible. They have just invested in a new MAN truck which can carry two cars / commercials at one time. The truck is also used to collect commercials at Dublin Port for sales purposes.

A great supporter of the local community, Billy Moran & Sons Ltd was proud to sponsor the Co. Longford Ploughing Championships which took place on April 12 last in Legan. It was the 81st year of the event and proved to be the most successful yet.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers for their support over the last 15 years. We look forward to dealing with them for many more years to come,” Avril concludes.

Billy Moran & Sons Ltd
Co. Longford.

Telephone: 043 6676133
Mobile: 086 8127597 / 087 9777595 Email: [email protected]

Taken from Irish Trucker & Light Commercials magazine, Vol 18 No 5, July 2015