About Us

An award winning, family run business located in the center of Enniscorthy town, at the foothill of the very famous vinegar hill, and directly positioned along the pathway of Ireland's ancient east, where visitors come to view the historical "Pugins Cathedral" and the Norman's Castle.

Steeped in history where the battle of vinegar hill took place in 1798, it is said that the rebels had held a meeting in the upstairs front room of the original house back then, this room is now home to the "Cookshop" where we hold sugarcraft classes for adults and children on an ongoing basis.

Our shop started out as a small 1,000sq ft store with the main entrance from Rafter Street named after Séamus Rafter , who famously launched the Gaelic League in Enniscorthy, and fought in the 1916 Rising.

The shop grew incrementally over the uears and it is now some 16,000sq ft stretching back to the Lymington Road car-park and adjoins Weafer Street on the other side.

Jack & Anna Kavanagh purchased the property from the Smyth family in 1979 and it was then known as "Peter Smyths". Whilst our name has changed down through the years, it is still known by many as " Peter Smyths" and that name is still proudly displayed on the Rafter Street entrance, in keeping with the traditional facade of the store.

The store was run by Jack & Anna with the help of their eight children for the next 20 years, and in 1990, their son Dermot and his wife Betty took over the shop and are running it to this day.

The shop saw an expansion of 5000sq ft in 2018 and has won many awards since then including;

  • South East Radio Best Hardware Store 2018
  • Best Paint Store - Leinster 2018
  • Best Overall Paint Store - Ireland 2018
  • Runner Up - Best Family Run Business in Wexford Business Awards 2018
  • Most Improved Premises - Enniscorthy Tidy Towns
  • South East Radio D.I.Y Building Supply Store 2019
  • Excellence In Retail Wexford Business Awards Nominee 2019

We strive to provide our loyal customers with a service which is befitting of a store steeped in history and which has survived through thick & thin over those past 40 years.

Our store has many departments including;

  • Paint
  • D.I.Y & Tools
  • Lighting
  • Gardening
  • Homewares
  • Electrical Goods & White Goods
  • Bathroom
  • Cookshop

We strive to bring a complete package to our customers in an environment which makes our customers feel at home and at ease. We pride ourselves in our staff in which they offer their extensive knowledge and caring attitude toward our customers in which we endeavor to bring a service quality which is second to none.

Our product range is continually growing and changing in line with customers expectations and we make every effort to provide as wide a product range as is possible to satisfy our customers requirements providing value for money is an essential part of our ethos and being part of the 'Homevalue' group ensures we can buy competitively and so pass on value to our customers

We are proud to say that this business has gone from strength to strength in the past 40 years and are happy in the knowledge that dedication and hard work has made Smyths Homevalue the success it is today. 

We look forward to serving the people Enniscorthy and beyond for many more years to come.