Supplying the electrical industry since 1978

23 Nov , 2022  

Michael Garry Ltd is a leading electrical wholesale and distribution company based in North Park, Finglas, Dublin 11. The business has been serving the electrical trade and industry since 1978 when it was founded by Michael Garry.

Originally based in Bolton Street, Dublin 1, the 100% Irish-owned company relocated to its current 10,000 sq. ft. premises on the northside of the city 16 years ago. It continues to go from strength to strength under the directorship of Michael’s son John and Andrew McKenna.

“Andrew has been involved for about 40 years and I came on board in 1998, just a few years before Michael retired,” John explains.

“Michael started the business from the same building as the one he had previously worked in with Gannon & Clancy Electrical Wholesalers in Bolton Street. Before setting up the business, he sold electrical products to wholesalers across the country from the back of his Bedford van. So he had already built up a substantial customer-base before forming Michael Garry Ltd.

“We have a professional and highly-skilled staff of eight. For nearly 45 years, we have played a pivotal role in supplying contractors, wholesalers, facility management companies, the general public and more with all their electrical needs.”

Michael Garry Ltd offers a vast range of electrical products and solutions which are ready for immediate dispatch at competitive prices. The company takes great pride in its customer service and product knowledge. Whether it’s for a product, advice, information or additional resources, you know who to call.

“Our main objective is to ensure complete customer satisfaction. As an independently-owned company, we offer the personal touch,” says John.

“We’re willing to go the extra mile in order to keep our customers happy. If we don’t have something on the shelf, we’ll make it our business to source it. Our premises are always well stocked and we also offer a callout service. Repeat business is key. We retain customers and attract new ones by providing a service which is second to none.”

He continues: “Our trade counter provides a professional and friendly service. We carry above and beyond what other wholesalers do, especially when it comes to lighting components.”

Products range from cable, sockets, fuse boards, lighting, burglar alarms, fire alarms, workwear, fluorescent and discharge lighting components and led strips to lamps, emergency lighting, ventilation and industrial switchgear.

Specialising in energy-saving lighting from some of Europe’s leading lighting companies, Michael Garry Ltd is the sole Irish agent for Radium conventional and retro LED lamps. It also represents ELT lighting components.

The past few years have been very challenging for the industry and John is bracing himself for more of the same.

“Rising fuel costs are pushing costs up all the time. Although our supply chain has been affected by Covid and the war in Ukraine, I fear the worst is still to come with regard to pricing. But it has to turn sometime.

“Regardless of what happens, our aim is to remain at the forefront of the electrical supply to the industry and to continue providing our customers with quality products and service.”

John and Andrew would like to take this opportunity to thank their customers and suppliers for their continued support as well as the Michael Garry team for their hard work, dedication and expertise.

Michael Garry Ltd

28 North Park,

North Road,


Dublin 11, D11 FDT1.

Telephone: 01 884 5800

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.michaelgarryltd.ie

This article was published in Building Ireland Magazine, October 2022, Vol 8 No 10