About Us

About Us

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 and the introduction of home textiles. The launch of our 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. While in our Home Focus stores you will find furnishing fabrics, ready-made curtains, bedding and lots of interesting trimmings and decorative accessories. Both stores offer an expert curtain making and fitting

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 Irelands premier retailer of fabrics and home textile. 

Hickeys Fabrics

We have 4 Hickeys Fabrics stores located in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway. 

Products available in Hickeys Fabrics stores

  • Dress Making and Craft Fabric
  • Bridal Fabrics
  • Knitting Wool
  • Haberdashery
  • Crafting Supplies
  • Curtain Fabrics
  • Blinds
  • Curtain Rails & Poles

Home Focus at Hickeys

We have 17 Home Focus at Hickeys stores located in Dublin (5 stores), Cork, Limerick, Galway, Kerry, Waterford, Wexford and Kilkenny.

Products available in Home Focus at Hickeys stores

  • Curtain Fabrics
  • Ready Made Curtains
  • Blinds
  • Bed Linen (selected stores)
  • Curtain Rails & Poles
  • Decorative Accessories
  • Craft Fabrics and Crafting Supplies (selected stores)
  • Knitting Wool (selected stores)
  • Haberdashery