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Your Friendly Paint & Decor Retailer

Pat McDonnell Paints is Ireland’s Leading Independent Paint & Decor Retailer

Pat McDonnell started in the paint business with Harrington, Goodlass and Wall (HGW Paints) in 1967. He spent 10 years with HGW paints, which went on to become Dulux Paints Ireland Ltd., 3 of those years in the laboratory and 7 years in the sales department.

Sensing an opportunity in the market Pat left in 1977 to establish, along with his wife Cora, Pat McDonnell Paint Sales in 63 Grattan Street, Cork. Pat soon outgrew these premises and moved next door to a larger building and then again to a much larger building around the corner on Bachelors Quay.

A second store in Cork was opened in 1997 on Centre Park Road and then the company grew by opening new stores in Kilkenny (2000), Tralee (2001), Athlone (2003), Galway (2005) and then Nutgrove in Dublin (2013). The company currently employs over 80 staff between its seven Paint and Decor Stores throughout Ireland. Over the years all of these Specialist Paint and Decor Stores have been developed and altered to provide the consumer with the greatest range of colours and finishes available. Each of our stores has highly knowledgeable staff, all the leading paint brands, wallpapers and decorating accessories along with Free a in-store Colour Consultancy service and Free Delivery to either your home or business. These messages are conveyed to our customers via our We care more. We know more. We have more positioning.

As a Retail, Trade and Wholesale business, the customer base is made up of Consumer, Painter/Decorator and a range of Paint and Hardware Stores throughout the country. The Irish paint market and the Irish interiors market have changed considerably in recent years as more and more people are demanding more homes we’ve been driven to ensure that we have the necessary service, brands and expertise to meet their needs.