Brian S Nolan is a unique and dynamic enterprise in the furnishing world. An exceptional range of furnishing products and expert services come together in one magnificent heritage building in Dun Laoghaire. From thousands of exclusive designer fabrics and wallpapers, to suit all tastes and budgets, both residential and commercial, are catered for. While the business has been built on a tradition of good honest service for thousands of households in the Dun Laoghaire borough, commercial projects have brought the unique Brian S Nolan touch to designer hotels around Ireland and exclusive homes throughout the world. A unique fusion of traditional expertise and fresh design ideas inspires the whole Brian S Nolan ‘family’, from the professional curtain-makers and expert fitters to the affable service personnel, each a knowledgeable interior design consultant.
Brian S Nolan first opened its doors in Anglesea Buildings in Dun Laoghaire in 1983. But Brian S’ background in furnishings in Dublin go right back to the days of the Belfast Linen Company, where he began his career in 1949. Three decades later, Brian S was the Furnishings Director for the Nicholls group of stores, and was based in their flagship store, McCullaghs, in Dun Laoghaire. He resigned in 1983 to set up his own business with the help of all the family. Sixteen years later, Brian S Nolan had established itself as an institution throughout the Dun Laoghaire borough. In 1999, Brian S Nolan re-located to the old Royal Bank of Ireland building at 102 Upper George’s Street greatly expanding the floor area, and consolidating the workrooms and retail space into one building. Extensive redevelopment in 2007 doubled the size of the premises making Brian S Nolan the largest family-run furnishing store of its kind in Ireland. The business has been built on a tradition of good honest service for thousands of households in Dun Laoghaire, but with the continued growth of the commercial side of the business, the reach of Brian S Nolan now extends into hotels around Ireland and exclusive homes around the world.
Brian S Nolan has always been a family business. It was all hands on deck for the initial set up in 1983 – Brian S, his wife Rosaleen and the three children, Fionnuala, Jonathan & Brian P – with various friends and old colleagues helping out too. Over 35 years later the Brian S Nolan family has grown, not only with the addition of grandchildren, but through the extended family of managers, consultants and office, manufacturing and fitting support staff. Brian P and his wife Christine are now the driving force behind Brian S Nolan and its expansion which has included re-development of the premises in 2007, and the expansion of the business into the corporate and hospitality sectors.
The extended Brian S Nolan family includes two other managers – Ken McDarby who oversees the shop floor and staff, and Sara Healy who manages the office. Ken has been with Brian S Nolan for over 25 years now and is highly experienced in all areas of the business. Sara oversees all systems, and manages three additional office staff. We are extremely proud of all our staff and their relationships with our customers and clients. Should you need to contact one of our staff, please click on their name to send them an email: