Furthering his father’s footsteps
Dubliner Matthew Kelly grew up playing among rolls of carpets in his father’s Des Kelly Carpets stores in south Dublin.
Dubliner Matthew Kelly grew up playing among rolls of carpets in his father’s Des Kelly Carpets stores in south Dublin. By the age of 12, he was selling these carpets, as well as other floor coverings, sofas and beds, becoming the third generation to work in the family-run business.
Fifty years ago, his grandfather, Max Kelly, had a shop on Rutland Street in the inner city, selling coal and homewares.
He began buying and...
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