About Rathwood

Rathwood is an award-winning family run furniture store established in 1994. Our aim at Rathwood is to provide you with beautiful yet affordable items for your home. For over 25 years our team has been selecting quality furniture, garden products and special gifts for our loyal customers.

Located just outside of Tullow on the border of Carlow and Wicklow, Rathwood is only 1 hour from Dublin.

Our Children’s Events, Beauty Boutique, Maze of Ireland, Animal park, Forest walks, Woodlands Train, Play Centre and Restaurant are just some of the exciting and different activities that visitors can avail of when they visit Rathwood.

Our History

Rathwood was established in 1994 in Rath, Tullow, County Carlow. In 1994 Patrick and Carmel Keogh transformed their 3,500 sq ft potato shed into a 10,000sq ft shopping emporium with 15 acres of land to show off furniture, gifts, gazebos, garden sheds, pots and plants.

Rathwood started off employing 2 people in 1994 and now employ over 100. The family have upgraded the shop several times over the years to improve and expand the business. 30,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space was added. Not forgetting the addition of our Ark Playcentre and Woodshed Cafe!

RW Furniture

Rathwood also specialise in top quality cast aluminium & rattan garden furniture. Our top priority is to produce high quality and stylish furniture, whilst making it affordable. Our online store exhibits an incredibly diverse range of cast aluminium & rattan garden furniture products, ensuring that we are able to provide that special piece of garden outdoor furniture you’ve been searching for.

We also have RW galleries across Ireland including Dublin, Cork Galway and the UK, displaying our top of the line garden furniture.

Check out our online Gallery, where you will find top quality furniture, beautiful leather sofas, fabulous kitchen and dining tables, and of course beautiful accessories to compliment each area of your home. If you need any help with measurements, colours or delivery dates and times, just call our dedicated furniture team who are more than willing to help you with all your queries.

Also call in-store to check out our amazing RW range and Showrooms!


In 2013 Rathwood took home the Store of the Year (> 10,000 feet) Award at the Retail Excellence Ireland Awards in partnership with Barclaycard. In 2011 Rathwood was designated as a Failte Ireland Visitor Information point. The company has won many awards over the years – Customer Service, People of the Year, Top 50 Companies in Ireland, Best Store, Santa Award. Today, Rathwood is the premier Centre in the region with a truly unique visitor offering with gift shop, garden centre, furniture and interiors shop, restaurant and outdoor activities.

To all of you, from all of us at Rathwood - Welcome!

Thomas Keogh