Delahunt family to close Wicklow hardware business after 140 years

Landmark two-storey shop and other buildings in town to be offered for sale at €1.5m

Delahunt’s hardware store in Wicklow town: it stands on a site of 1.01 hectares (2.5 acres), with dual frontage on to Abbey Street and St Patrick’s Road

Plans by the Delahunt family to close their hardware business in Wicklow town after 140 years will shortly lead to the sale of one of the town's best known landmark properties.

Agents CBRE have been engaged to handle the sale of the two-storey shop and warehouse as well a range of other buildings including a showrooms, a second detached warehouse, a storeroom and a two houses, all extending to around 1,900sq m (20,450sq ft). The two-storey detached store on the corner of Abbey Street and St Patrick’s Road has an overall floor area of 700sq m (7,534sq ft).

The range of buildings are located on a site of 1.01 hectares (2.5 acres) beside the Old Forge pub and along the corner of Abbey Street and St Patrick’s Road. The property also has the advantage of sea views.

The Delahunt hardware store site in Wicklow town carries a "Town Centre" zoning

Robert Colleran of CBRE, who is guiding €1.5 million for the historic retail complex, describes Wicklow as “one of the fastest growing commuter towns on the east coast.”