Tyretrade.ie has today learned of the passing of Jimmy Byrne, founder of Modern Tyres, who passed away peacefully at his home on Friday 3rd June.
Jimmy Byrne was the director and founder of Modern Tyres, Ireland’s largest independent tyre retailer, establishing the business back in 1965.
He first began his own tyre business in 1962 when he set up a remould manufacturing factory in Lisbellaw, Co. Fermanagh. Then in 1965, he opened his first retail / wholesale tyre depot in the Old Railway Yard in Enniskillen.
Over the years, as his four sons and daughter entered the business allowing Jimmy time to identify opportunities within the tyre retail sector, sites were purchased in various prominent towns throughout Northern Ireland.
Modern Tyres has since grown to become Ireland’s largest independent tyre retailer, with 45 branches on the island of Ireland.
Jimmy’s funeral took place yesterday, Monday 6th June in St Michael’s Chapel Enniskillen.
May he rest in peace.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.