Land Rover recognises 'incredible' six-decade career of Dungannon salesman Patsy Lennon

A CO Tyrone salesman has been praised for an "incredible career" spanning six decades selling high-end Land Rovers.

Patsy Lennon sold his first Land Rover, a Series IIA model, in Dungannon in 1962, and went on to spend 60 years in the town selling the vehicles, making many loyal customer in the process.

Now enjoying retirement, Patsy saw the evolution of the popular model and wider motoring, through the latter-half of the 20th century and beyond.

His sales environment went from muddy fields, reflecting the vehicle's off-road roots and interest to farmers, to the current showroom at Dungannon's Moy Road.

Jaguar Land Rover UK managing director Rawdon Glover said: "We can’t thank Patsy enough for his frankly incredible career selling Land Rovers. His customers and his colleagues at Donnelly Group speak so highly of him as a man who consistently shares his enthusiasm for Land Rover, even after six decades.

"Patsy embraced Land Rover from utilitarian British start-up to global automotive powerhouse. We’re exceptionally grateful for the part that Patsy has played in that success."

The Irish News. 26 August, 2022 03:00