IN 1991, two Tallaght brothers seized an opportunity and opened a business called Kingsbury Furniture in a 3,000 sq ft unit where H Williams used to be located in Tallaght Village.
Over the past 30 years, this family-run business, which specialises in household furniture and flooring, expanded and in 2006 moved into a new 9,000 sq ft store on High Street, Tallaght.
Born and reared in Tallaght Village, brothers Paul and David Nugent will be celebrating 30 years of Kingsbury Furniture in 2021. Older brother Paul explains: “I was working in the furniture trade in the city centre and always thought there was an opening in Tallaght for a good furniture store.
“Me and David were in our mid-twenties at the time and decided to seize the opportunity.
“We had to beg, borrow and scrape to come up with enough money to open up shop – and, thankfully, with the help of family and friends and some suppliers, we opened Kingsbury in September 1991.”