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The History

On the 10th of September 1888 Thomas and Julie Kearney first opened the doors of Kearneys, just 2 days after getting married. They undertook to run a Pub and Grocers. Forty-two years later, Tom, Richard and Patrick Kearney took over from Thomas and Julia and progressed Kearneys into a Pub, Outfitters and Footwear Shop.

picture from 1900 of the kearneys store

Family run business since 1888

As history has a tendency to repeat itself, Patrick and his brothers passed the business on to his son Seamus Kearney. Seamus was to continue the Kearney business for the next 40 years with his wife Margaret.

Seamus and Margaret Kearney moved in above the premises in 1966 and took on running the Off Sales, Outfitters and Footwear Shop.  Within a few years, they extended the business to include Curtain Making, Dress Fabrics and Haberdashery.

Fourth Generation 

It is now the turn of Thomas Kearney, Seamus and Margaret's Son, the 4th Generation to put his stamp on Kearneys.

Thomas has worked in the family business from an early age, during this time he has brought the shop to a whole new level, developing the Soft Furnishings to both ready-made and exquisite custom made curtains.

The shop underwent a refurbishment in February 2004, during this the Off Sales License was sold to make way for a bigger and better Home Furnishing Department.  The Footwear Department was extended to give more room for brands from all over Europe. Kearneys offer a unique quality and style for people looking for something different.

Ireland-based and shipping worldwide

Kearneys customer base stretches from Donegal to Cork, Galway to Dublin and with, the World.  Most importantly we appreciate our local customers. Thomas and his wife Orla are set to continue the Kearney Business as it has been for the past 135 years.

Our mission is to offer you something that is the difference from the mainstream high street.  The personal touch is what Kearneys is all about. Let us set the scene for a new lifestyle feel for Home, Footwear and More at Kearneys.
We wish to thank all our customers, your great grandparents, your grandparents and your children for your continued business and support. 

Let's hope that the tradition of the family business is here to stay for at least another 130 years.

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