Who we are
Topline Bolands is one of the oldest, continuously family-run enterprises in south County Wicklow. For generations we have been supplying building materials and hardware. Today we continue the great tradition of supplying only the best products and value to suit the modern lifestyle. With an extensive stock and friendly, experienced staff, Topline Bolands can help you enhance your home, meeting all your requirements from rooftop to garden.
What we do
Our state of the art premises on Arklow’s Emoclew Road covers 3.4 acres and has ample parking at both the front and the rear. As well as a fully stocked builders’ merchants, we have retail and lifestyle departments including hardware, lighting and electrical, plumbing, bathroom, tiles, doors, décor, paint and wallpaper, housewares, power and hand tools, pet, and a garden centre and stove centre. In addition we have a plant-tool hire and service centre. Other services include delivery, key cutting, paint mixing, furniture assembly, and free quotations. Whether a DIY enthusiast or professional builder, we will meet your needs.
Trading since 1816, Mr. Peter Boland of Arklow set up a small trading firm with a single boat, importing coals and timber from England. His son, also named Peter, expanded the business and entered the retail trade in the areas of haberdashery and house goods. He also established one of the earliest steam powered industrial works in Ireland for a timber sawmill and joinery works. In 1876 the firm passed into the ownership of the Fogarty family of Aughrim, Co. Wicklow who were prominent in cereal and corn milling. Retaining the original name of P. Boland, the Fogarty family expanded the business and five generations later the name of P. Boland of Arklow has become synonymous with the town’s retail history.
The local community
Throughout its long history, Topline Bolands’ association with the local Arklow community includes the institution of six major housing schemes in Arklow beginning in the 19th century, as well as a significant number of private residences, commercial premises, and philanthropic endowments to churches and schools. These civic projects have enhanced Arklow’s urban housing stock and are now much sought after for the durability and quality of their buildings. Topline Bolands continues this fine tradition and regularly sponsors numerous organisations from sporting clubs and local cultural groups to festivities such as the St. Patrick’s Day parades. This is a reflection of our deep commitment to creating a vibrant community, and is also in recognition of the loyalty of our customers.
The Topline group
Realising the challenges of business in the new millennium, our firm became one of the founding group of six merchants that became the Topline group in 1974. With its bulk purchasing power, sales expertise, advertising campaigns, and ethical business standards, Topline was seen as the ideal vehicle to continue our valued name for reputable business and quality, without losing our unique customer relationship and trading independence.
Topline Bolands is dedicated to continuing that high standard for our valued patrons. We look forward to seeing all of our customers anytime. Whether it is to our spectacular Christmas shop, our beautiful baby and nursery department, or our award winning garden centre; every week of the year there is good reason to shop in Topline Bolands of Arklow, the shop of the year, all the year round.