Birr Castle Gardens & Science Centre, Boora Discovery Park, and the Slieve Bloom Mountains are all just examples of hidden gems that can be found in Offaly.
But in the motor industry, and slightly off the beaten track, there is one more hidden gem - Kennedy Motors Birr.
Kennedy Motors has been in business now for almost 19 years and the Kennedy family continue to provide quality cars and first class service for their customers, both local and nationwide.
From humble beginnings, Micheal Kennedy and his father Joe, both with previous experience in the motor trade, built their very own showrooms in 1998, starting off with Honda as their first franchise and later on with Hyundai.
With changing times in the economy and buying trends, Kennedy's later opted to become a non-franchise dealership, until last year when they joined forces with Mitsubishi Motors.
Now a fully operational Mitsubishi Motors dealership, Kennedy's has in stock all of the brand's vehicles, from the compact Space Star right up to the Commercial L200 4x4 and Outlander 4x4 with seven seats.
We all know that buyers require peace of mind, and that is why Mitsubishi has decided to provide an eight-year warranty on all passenger cars and a five-year warranty on all commercials. If that is not tempting enough, they are now allowing €3,000 scrappage on the Popular ASX diesel Crossover with 3.9 per cent finance options.
The flagship Outlander 4x4 with seven seats can now be bought with €4,000 scrappage or an optional 1.9 per cent finance. The L200 Passenger pickup 4x4 now has a €2,000 trade-in bonus.
Mitsubishi has always been ahead when it comes to technology, and fantastic standard features can now be seen on some of their models, including smartphone link display with 7-inch touchscreen to enjoy your music and avail of navigation with reverse camera. This system is both Android and iPhone ready and is the latest in specification.
Kennedy's also keeps a quality assortment of used cars on site, which all come with warranty and attractive finance packages. Kennedy's service and parts department is open six days a week and their laser tracking system is of the highest standard. Added to this, they now have a full wash and valeting service.
The dealership remains the only franchise showroom in Birr and this Sunday Kennedy Motors invites you to come along and bring your family and friends between 2pm and 5pm to enjoy a casual browse of its vehicles, while the smaller members of the family enjoy a supervised bouncing castle with face painting, music, and light refreshments.
Kennedy Motors' staff will be there to answer any questions you may have and anyone who test drives a vehicle on Sunday will enter a draw for a three-month family pass for Birr Castle Gardens & Science Centre, home of Ireland's tallest treehouse and bouncy pillow - now one of the Midlands biggest family attractions.
Kennedy Motors is located in Birr, County Offaly, just 30 minutes from Tullamore, Athlone, and Ballinasloe. It is located just three minutes from the town square - follow the signs for Kinnitty and you will not miss it.
Kennedy Motors Mitsubishi is open six days a week. Call (057 ) 9120448 or visit www.kennedy-motors.ie for more details.