About Rathwood

Rathwood is an award-winning family run department store and restaurant. 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, clothing, gazebos, garden pots and plants.

Rathwood is an Irish owned family run business. For over 20 years our team has been selecting quality products for our loyal customers. Our aim is to provide you with beautiful yet affordable items. Located just outside of Tullow on the border of Carlow and Wicklow, Rathwood is only 1 hour from Dublin.

Rathwood started off employing 2 people in 1994 and are now employing 55. The family have upgraded the shop several times over the years to improve and expand the business. An animal park, forest walks, train rides and a children’s play ground are some of the exciting and different activities that visitors can avail of when they visit Rathwood.  In 2014 Rathwood opened their newest attraction – The Maze of Ireland. The maze consists of 2500 beech hedging woven together in the shape of Ireland and covers 1.2 acres.

Children's events have become an integral part of Rathwood. Rathwood run a range of seasonal children's events throughout the year for ages 9 and under. Some of these fun filled events include The Easter Train, The Teddy Bear Picnic, The Halloween Train and of course The Rathwood Santa Train. The Rathwood Santa train is Ireland most popular santa experience. 

Recently we have started to sell items from our children's clothing collection online. Check out our online shop where you will find a selection of items from our 'Timeless charm' collection of children's clothing. The 'Timeless Charm' collection at Rathwood is made using only natural materials. It has a romantic vintage feel, inspired by dainty Victorian clothes. The Timeless Charm collection includes hand stitched needlepoint and hand quilted patchwork, as well as clothes in linen and lace detail.

Company Info: Rathwood Ltd, Rath, Tullow, Co. Carlow


In 2013 Rathwood took home the Store of the Year Award at the previous year’s 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.