1948 - The Beginning of it All

As we celebrate our 75th anniversary, we look back with pride at the milestones we have achieved. We have grown from a small watch shop on Patrick Street in Cork to become one of Ireland's leading watch and jewellery suppliers.

As a family business, now in its third generation, our commitment to excellence, quality and service remains unchanged.

Our passion for craftsmanship, attention to detail, and personalized service will forever be at the core of our philosophy.

Discover our legacy as you journey through time, exploring the diverse generations of Keanes Jewellers.

The story behind Keanes Jewellers

Started a Business


Patrick & Eileen Keane took the brave step of going into business on their own. Like his father before him, Patrick was an accomplished watchmaker, while Eileen had considerable experience in retailing.

94 Oliver Plunkett Street


Keanes began life in a small upstairs room in Patrick Street in Cork. Within 2 years, Patrick and Eileen were able to rent a small shop at 94 Oliver Plunkett Street



Patrick & Eileen expanded to Co. Kerry, where they purchased a premise in Killarney - becoming one of the leading jewellers in Kerry.

cork expansion


The Clancarthy buildings went up for sale and Keanes Jewellers bought 93, 94, 95 Oliver Plunkett Street.  Keanes arranged to finance the purchase and the business entered a new era.



On the 11th of November 2002 the company expanded to Limerick to what was the former Benetton shop at 10 O’Connell Street, one of the most focal locations in the city.

Digital era


In 2018, Keanes embarked on the digital format, entering a new era by introducing our website.

Cork Store Renovations


In September 2021, we embarked on an exciting new project: the renovation of our Cork shop. By the end of 2022, we introduced a spacious and comfortable space, enhancing your shopping experience at Keanes.

75th Anniversary


Keanes Jewellers celebrated its 75th anniversary, marking an important milestone in its illustrious history.

Your memories at Keanes

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