Volvo Buses


Pierce Kavanagh Coaches turns to Volvo Bus for US tourists

Volvo Bus has supplied a new Volvo B11R Jonckheere bodied coach to one of Ireland’s leading luxury coach operators.

Pierce Kavanagh Coaches is based in Urlingford in Co Kilkenny and 10 years ago the decision was made that all new coaches purchased should be Volvo, with this 53 seater being the latest addition to its 30 strong fleet.

Featuring all the latest specifications for the comfort and convenience of passengers, including on-board toilet, TV screens, hot drink servery, fridge and leather trim seating, the coach is destined to transport American visitors on Pierce Kavanagh’s own tours around Ireland this summer.

Pierce Kavanagh, Managing Director of Pierce Kavanagh Coaches, said:  “To ensure we only offer the best comfort, reliability and service to our customers and that our fleet remains state-of-the-art, we’ve made a commitment to invest in our fleet on a regular basis.  A large portion of our business is with American tourists visiting Ireland and they tend to expect a very high standard of transport, so high quality within our coaches is paramount.

“Because we particularly wanted the flexibility and increased capacity a 53 seater would provide us, while having the advantage of a single axle, the Volvo B11R chassis meets our needs perfectly and we’re really pleased with this latest addition to our fleet. As usual, our dealings with our Coach Sales Manager James Hyde have been great and the whole purchasing process has been seamless from our initial specification stage right through to taking delivery of the coach.”

James Hyde, Coach Sales Manager for Volvo Bus, said:  “We’re obviously delighted to be working with Pierce Kavanagh Coaches again and to know they are so pleased with their new coach.  The B11R offers unrivalled quality and technical specification for operators as well as excellent service and comfort for their passengers.”

Key features and benefits of the B11R chassis include excellent fuel efficiency, the renowned Volvo I-Shift transmission, automatic function check and trouble-free maintenance.

The B11R also benefits from a range of Volvo’s well known and renowned safety features, such as the powerful EBS controlled disc brakes and a multiplexed electronics system.

Established in 1962, Pierce Kavanagh Coaches is one of the best known and respected coach companies in Ireland.  In addition to its own tour operating business, the company also provides services to clubs, schools, other tour operators, event management companies, businesses and for those providing golf outings and conferences in Ireland.


4 July 2014

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The new Volvo Bus B11R Jonckheere bodied coach supplied to one of Ireland’s leading luxury coach operators, Pierce Kavanagh Coaches of Urlingford in Co Kilkenny.