Student housing boom in Britain drives revenue for Louth furniture maker

Student housing boom in Britain drives revenue for Louth furniture maker
Brendan and Paul Farrell of Ardee-based furniture manufacturer Farrell Brothers Ken Finegan

A keen eye for market opportunities has seen Co Louth brothers Paul and Brendan Farrell build a solid business employing 120 people in their native Ardee.

Farrell Brothers makes furniture for builders in the office and accommodation sectors in Ireland and Britain from a 80,000 square foot facility in the town.

In business since 1961, the company was established by the Farrells’ father and uncle, Ollie and Paddy, who started out making furniture in a shed behind...

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