Since 1994

The story behind our award winning family run department and furniture store

About Rathwood

Rathwood was established in 1994 in Rath, Tullow, County Carlow, Ireland. In 1994 Patrick and Carmel Keogh transformed their 3,500 sq ft potato shed into a 10,000sq ft shopping emporium with 15 acres of land to show off furniture, gifts, gazebos, garden sheds, pots and plants.

Rathwood started off employing 2 people in 1994 and are now employing over 100. The family have upgraded the shop several times over the years to improve and expand the business. 30,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space was added.

The company started running events such as the immensely popular Santa Train experience over ten years ago which quickly became a huge hit with family all over Ireland.

After years of sourcing other manufactures furniture in 2015 Rathwood established the RW brand of outdoor furniture with our own manufacturing partners. This has allowed us to increase the quality of the products we are able to sell and provide these at the most cost effective prices in the market.

We have more recently opened up our distribution model to include additional high quality brands such as Riviera Maison for some selected indoor furniture ranges and Ooni for their incredible BBQ which have proven to be an instant hit with our customers.

We are proud to have our own specialist cast aluminium & rattan garden furniture team that are tasked with designing and manufacturing every item for our RW collection. This ensures that our cast aluminium & rattan garden furniture is completely unique and that we are offering excellent products that simply can’t be bought elsewhere!

At Rathwood we are proud of our past and encouraged for the future

UK Distribution

Our 25,00sq ft UK distribution centre opened in 2022 in Kettering, Northamptonshire. With an additional 800 sq ft showroom coming soon, we're better able to serve our UK customers with faster shipping and a dedicated customer services team