Our story began in the 1940’s in North Earl Street when Hickeys, a general merchants store, was obtained by Edmund Donnelly. Recognising a gap in the market Edmund developed the business into a fabric and haberdashery store, specialising in fabrics from all over the world. His son Eamon Donnelly expanded the business by opening more stores throughout the country introducing home textiles. . The launch of Home Focus at Hickeys stores in out-of-town retail parks in the late 90’s allowed us to further expand our home textiles offering.
We now have 17 stores throughout Ireland – 4 Hickeys Fabrics stores and 13 Home Focus stores offering a range of fabrics, ready-made curtains, bedding, haberdashery and craft supplies. Both stores offer an expert curtain-making and fitting service.
Today, Hickeys remains a family owned Irish business, now managed by Ian Donnelly, Edmund’s Grandson. We are very proud of our strong traditions in fabric. Our philosophy of “affordable quality” along with our knowledgeable and experienced staff has seen us grow into Ireland’s premier retailer of fabrics and home textiles.
At Hickeys we are dedicated to offering customers a great choice in fabric and home furnishings. Above all we enjoy providing a friendly and professional service that our customers really appreciate. If you think you have what it takes to thrive in a busy retail environment we want to hear from you.