About Us

Who we are?

Bolands is one of the oldest, continuously family-run enterprises in south County Wicklow. For generations we have been Christmas to the masses and this year enter the online Christmas space for the first time. Today we continue the great tradition of supplying only the best products and value to suit the modern lifestyle. With an extensive stock and friendly, experienced staff, Bolands can help you enhance your home this Christmas, meeting all your requirements from indoor to outdoor, rooftop to garden.

Our history

Trading since 1816, Mr. Peter Boland of Arklow set up a small trading firm with a single boat, importing coals and timber from England. His son, also named Peter, expanded the business and entered the retail trade in the areas of haberdashery and house goods. He also established one of the earliest steam powered industrial works in Ireland for a timber sawmill and joinery works. In 1876 the firm passed into the ownership of the Fogarty family of Aughrim, Co. Wicklow who were prominent in cereal and corn milling. Retaining the original name of P. Boland, the Fogarty family expanded the business and five generations later the name of P. Boland of Arklow has become synonymous with the town’s retail history.

The local community

Throughout its long history, Bolands’ association with the local Arklow community includes the institution of six major housing schemes in Arklow beginning in the 19th century, as well as a significant number of private residences, commercial premises, and philanthropic endowments to churches and schools. These civic projects have enhanced Arklow’s urban housing stock and are now much sought after for the durability and quality of their buildings. Bolands continues this fine tradition and regularly sponsors numerous organisations from sporting clubs and local cultural groups to festivities such as the St. Patrick’s Day parades. This is a reflection of our deep commitment to creating a vibrant community and is also in recognition of the loyalty of our customers.

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