Can-do attitude is in Ardee furniture brothers’ DNA

The 60-year-old family business founded by Ollie and Paddy Farrell has become a huge success supplying furniture to offices and student accommodation. Now run by Paul and Brendan Farrell, the company has never been slow to adapt and reinvent itself

Paul and Brendan Farrell, the third generation of the family running Farrell Furniture, Ardee

Ingenuity isn’t something that can be taught. For Paul Farrell and Farrell Furniture, the third generation family-run business he runs with his brother Brendan in Ardee in Co Louth, a can-do attitude is in their DNA.

The 60-year-old firm has weathered a series of economic downturns over the years as well as the impact of Brexit and the global pandemic. Throughout the Farrell family’s ability to adapt and reinvent itself has not just allowed it ...