About Us

Who we are

We are a builders’ providers and hardware store based in Rathdowney, Co. Laois. There has been a hardware shop on this site for more than 100 years. Midland Hardware took it over in 1997 and since then has built up one of the best stocked merchants in the midlands.

What we do

Whether it’s steel for your foundations or paint for your walls, we carry a full range of materials for each stage of your building project. You can come and talk to us about improving the insulation in your home. We are happy to quote you for a new stove or if you are thinking of a new colour scheme for your kitchen, we are happy to advise.

Our history

We have been serving the local community since 1997. In that time we have expanded to cover a 3 acre site, and we opened a new shop in 2005. We have since gone on to build up a customer base in Kildare and Dublin, where we make deliveries on a daily basis. The extensive experience of our staff and their willingness to help with all enquiries, large or small, has helped us grow our business, improve our level of service and meet our customers’ needs.

The local community

We operate as an integral part of the local community. We support many local clubs and fundraising initiatives with sponsorship. We also provide employment opportunities to the local community; 14 local families have family members working in Midland Hardware.

The Topline group

We have been a member of the Topline group for more than 15 years. It has been the access to bulk purchasing power and more recently the guidance we have received in developing a modern retail environment that has allowed us to compete effectively with any other hardware store in our area.

Owner - David Ryan Owner David Ryan
Owner - Sally Ryan Owner Sally Ryan
 Trade Centre - Jason Phelan Trade Centre Jason Phelan
Home Centre - Betty Phelan Home Centre Betty Phelan
Home Centre - Brian Murphy Home Centre Brian Murphy
Trade Centre - John Tynan Trade Centre John Tynan
Trade Centre - Kieran O Sullivan Trade Centre Kieran O Sullivan
Storeman - Pat O Sullivan Storeman Pat O Sullivan
Storeman - Jimmy Hennederry Storeman Jimmy Hennederry