Our Story

Operating in Ballyshannon since 2016, Tyre Specialist Centre is a family-run business with many years of experience in the tyre industry. Michael Martin Jnr, along with his father, has been very successful in filling a gap in Ballyshannon’s automotive market.

Michael Jnr spent the best part of eight years away from home, learning as much as he could about his trade, working on some of the largest tyres in the world and bringing home an experience in OTR tyres that would be difficult to rival. It is this experience that allows us to offer a unique breakdown and onsite fitting service. Michael Snr is well known in the Donegal area for providing expert advice on tyres, having worked in the industry for over forty years.

Tyre Specialist Centre prides itself on providing a personal service to every customer. Our primary focus is on safety and you can always rely on either proprietor to have checked your vehicle personally before it leaves our premises. We aim to give the best advice to each customer, ensuring your safety on the road and allowing you to get the most out of your new tyres. We offer a wide range of products to suit all budgets.

Meet the team

Michael Martin Snr:
Co Owner

Michael is in partnership with his son, Michael Junior, here at Tyre Specialist Centre. Michael is well-known for providing a personal and caring service to all customers. Michael has been in the tyre industry for over forty years and knows his trade inside-out. With a heavy focus on safety, Michael involves the customer in every step of the process, from choosing the right tyre to alignment of the vehicle. His interaction with everyone that comes through the door ensures consistent customer satisfaction.

Michael Martin Jnr:
CO Owner

Michael is his father’s partner at Tyre Specialist Centre. Having spent eight years between Australia and Canada and completed years of extensive training, Michael brought home with him a dream to start his own business and a wealth of experience. While away from home, he worked mainly on mining machinery, some of which run on the largest tyres in the world. It is this experience that provided the foundations of our impressive breakdown service. Tyre fitting is his passion and he always says of his work “the bigger the better!”

Fionnuala McCosker
Accounts

Fionnuala has been brought up in business, leaving her well-equipped to manage our accounts department. After she completed her degree in UCD she continued to work in Dublin before settling back home in Donegal. Fionnuala loves to be challenged in her work and takes a great interest in learning about all aspects of the industry she works in.

Niamh O'Connor
Accounts

Niamh is our accounts trainee. She is currently studying accounting in Sligo IT and joins our team on a part-time basis. She has thoroughly enjoyed learning about our trade thus far and looks forward to gaining much experience in this role.

Kyle Duncan
Lead Technician

Kyle is originally from Ballintra and has a keen interest in motors. He is our lead technician in the workshop and can often be spotted in the breakdown van. Kyle shows tremendous dedication to his work and has adopted our universal approach of safety-first.

Daire Warren
Tyre Technician

Daire is our part-time tyre technician. He joins the team whenever he can whilst also completing his secondary school education.

Kyle Farrell
Technician

Hailing from Sligo, Kyle came to Tyre Specialist Centre seeking a career change. He has enjoyed the challenging work thus far.