Getting To Know Us

31 August 2016

Alexanders of Markethill is an independent family-run business established over 60 years ago in a beautiful, historic stone building which was once owned by the Earl of Gosford in the early 1800's and originally used as a Market House. Over the years the business has undergone many transitions, from commencing as a hardware merchants selling timber, nails, bicycles etc to today's unique design-led interiors store. The store was completely redesigned and refurbished in 2003. Take a Tour of Alexanders Here


The main areas of the store include an Interior Design Department, a Soft Furnishings Department, a Tableware/Glass Department, a Cook Shop and the 'Market House Restaurant' which offers an extensive menu serving breakfasts, lunches, Afternoon Teas, home-made desserts and cakes, all produced instore by highly qualified chefs. The 96 seat restaurant has recently been refurbished, updating to a sophisticated new colour palette and a contemporary modern country scheme. Read our Restaurant Redesign Blog


Our famous magical themed Christmas Shop also opens from mid-October to December each year, drawing people from all over Ireland. Watch last year's Christmas Video

Buyers travel to Holland, Paris and most major UK shows to source interior products which are unique, high quality and yet affordable for the home. Our love for beautiful products is transferred to the way we uniquely display and group the items in lifestyle settings within the store, helping customers to visualise how and where the products could be placed within their homes. Rooms are transformed into living areas, dining areas, outdoor and garden settings, and this year we even have a 'picnic at the beach' scene complete with mermaid!

'The Design House' is managed by Emma, who having 7 years extensive experience within Interior Design is an expert at presenting imaginative ideas and creative solutions for every room in the home, either by designing a completely new scheme or suggesting ideas to refresh an existing room. Customers' budget and personal requirements are taken into account and advice given on new colour schemes, wallpapers, cushions, upholstery and all types of window dressings. Meet The Interior Design Team

We offer an extensive library of fabrics and wallpapers alongside beautiful custom designed window dressings, all manufactured with the highest quality products and hand finished with a keen attention to detail.  Our bespoke furniture and accessory design service can produce anything from accent chairs to headboards and footstools and also includes re-upholstery. Imaginative, creative room planning and design solutions are developed through home and in-store consultations with paint palettes and colour schemes brought together using our range of Zoffany and Designers Guild paints.


We pride ourselves on each innovative and timeless project being unique and truly personal to the client's home. In each of our departments our loyal, knowledgeable and friendly staff are dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and as our store evolves constantly from season to season, year upon year, we believe that this keeps our customers returning to us on a regular basis. 

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