About Us

Who we are

The staff at McKennas have worked with us for many years, with the current team clocking up a cumulative 1,000 years of experience! Our team lives in and around Listowel, Co. Kerry and know most of our customers by name. Their vast product knowledge is used every day to help our customers to get the best advice and product most suited to their requirements. Please feel free to contact any our departmental specialists on the left for help completing your task or project.

What we do

We like to think that we offer you a one stop shopping experience, whether you need a plant for your garden, advice on a painting job, a new bathroom suite or a quotation for your new home or farm building requirements. We are proud to say that we have an extensive range of products in stock and the backup of hundreds of suppliers for when something special is required. As well as a fully stocked Builders’ Merchants, our retail departments include: Paint & Decor, Stoves, Tiles, Doors & Floors, Bathrooms, Garden, Gift & Housewares, Tools, and Electrical Appliances. We also offer useful services including delivery, National Lottery, key cutting, paint mixing and free quotations. We continuously visit trade fairs and exhibitions both at home and abroad to keep up with current trends in retailing and product development, and to source different and interesting products to stock in our business.

Our history

The McKenna family, with the current management representing the fourth generation, started trading at 3 Market Street, Listowel in 1871, adding number 5 in 1912 and number 1 in 1962. These three fine premises have been extended and integrated into each other to form a comfortable shop. In 1993 McKennas relocated to a new purpose built Builders’ Merchants on the John B. Keane Road, where we provide for all the building requirements of tradesmen, farmers and householders.

Our longevity can be primarily attributed to the ongoing support of the local community and our staff’s dedication to providing exceptional advice, value and service to our valued customers.

The local community

We show our appreciation to the North Kerry community for this ongoing support by regularly supporting local charitable, sporting and educational fundraising events.

The Topline group

In 1985, we became a member of Topline Hardware, Irelands largest hardware buying group. Alongside the other 150 stores nationwide that are affiliated to the Topline group, we benefit from its bulk purchasing power, from its relationship with the world’s largest independent hardware group, Ace Hardware, and from its ongoing investments in marketing, staff training, and merchandising. Collectively, these factors allow McKennas to compete effectively with domestic and international chains, by offering our customers competitive prices, better friendly service, and a welcoming shopping environment.

Everyone in McKennas is working hard every day to ensure we are around for another 143 years to serve our customers.

Joint Managing Director - Simon McKenna Joint Managing Director Simon McKenna
Joint Managing Director - Paul Taylor Joint Managing Director Paul Taylor
Electrical Manager - Ken Hayes Electrical Manager Ken Hayes
Garden - Breda Hannon Garden Breda Hannon
Giftware and Soft Furnishings - Bernadette Burke Giftware and Soft Furnishings Bernadette Burke
Paint - Matt Lynch Paint Matt Lynch
Bathrooms Heating and Plumbing - Noel Hickey Bathrooms Heating and Plumbing Noel Hickey
Tools and Hardware - John O Sullivan Tools and Hardware John O Sullivan
Sales and Quotations - Vincent Moloney Sales and Quotations Vincent Moloney
Sales and Admin - Margaret O Carroll Sales and Admin Margaret O Carroll