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MULLANYS HISTORY

CELEBRATING ALMOST 50 years in the business
John Mullany

 

In the beginning...

Mullanys Coaches was founded by John Mullany and the first two main contracts granted were for services to Divine Saviour and St Michaels Schools.

With passenger transport firmly in his blood, John became the first operator to obtain the rights to operate an independent bus service before deregulation, providing seven vehicles for Langleybury School.

During the 1970s and 80's Mullany's Coaches grew steadily acquiring Croxley Coaches, Watford Coaches and Starline Elm, moving from Kings Langley to a new operating centre in the Cardiff Road.


The end of one chapter . . .

Sadly, having established Mullanys Coaches as a reputable business serving the local community in an impeccable way and up to eighteen vehicles, John passed away in 1993, after a very short illness and this left a huge void in the life of the Mullany family. It then fell to John's wife Eithne and daughter Yvette to take up what was a daunting challenge and take over the helm. However, as time progressed the responsibility transferred to Yvette and husband Kevin Crawford to continue with John's legacy, which they did until the sale of the business in 2011.

THROUGH THE YEARS

 

. . and the start of a new one.

At the point of sale Yvette and Kevin had already realised the limitations of the existing depot and had purchased a one and half acre farm located only 100 metres from Junction 6 M1, which was to become Mullany's Coaches new home.

JJ Kavanagh & Sons Ltd completed the purchase of Mullany's Coaches in 2011, acquiring a strategically based UK business operating 60 vehicles and employing over 75 members of staff, working within a first class operating centre with state of the art workshops incorporating a VOSA testing station for HGV and PSV's.

 

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