Who We Are
Our firm was established in 1977 by John Wallace, Michael Bowen and Doug Sullivan. to cater for the marine sector in the South. We were then located in Union Quay - hence our name. Since then we have enjoyed rapid growth, moved twice to larger premises. Union Chandlery is now the leading supplier of Leisure Marine Equipment in Ireland both Retail and Wholesale.
The company is still controlled by two of the founding Directors Douglas Sullivan and John Wallace (Managing Director).
In January 2002 we moved to our current site in Cork on Penrose Quay. This large site in the North Docks houses 6000 sq.ft of ground floor Retail space with an upper level housing our offices and HILLWALKERS outdoor shop, a car park for our customers at the rear adjacent to our wholesale warehouses.
In January 2008 we opened a Chandlery outlet in Dublin at Malahide Marina. This store operates as a Retail Chandlery and a Wholesale Cash & Carry.
Our motto is "A Service to Seafarers" and we aim to keep this service to the highest standards, and with the quickest possible service times. Our large customer-base in Ireland has attracted many suppliers Worldwide. We are Distributors to the Trade for Eberspacher, International Paints, Plastimo, Polyform US, Torqeedo, Ultraflex, Vetus, Waeco, Whale, XM Yachting, and many more leading manufacturers.
Our stocks include everything from the proverbial Needle to the Anchor. We stock inboard diesels, electric outboards, bow thrusters and every conceivable piece of equipment for Motor and Sailing Boats.
Technical and stylish fashionable clothing from, Helly Hansen, Douglas Gill, Henri Lloyd, Weird Fish, Animal, Typhoon, Gul and many others make Union Chandlery a Boaters Paradise. Surfboards, Kayaks, Towables and Water Skis will add to your sense of adventure.
HILLWALKERS in Cork, a shop within a shop, caters for both the recreational and expedition Walker, Mountaineer and Rock Climber.
So if your passion is for the water or the hills a visit to our stores is a must. See you there.