About Us

Who we are

Cal Flavins Topline and Expert is a hardware business rooted in the local community. Employing 14 local people, we specialise in the home essentials you need to enjoy living in Youghal. As a third generation family business, we recognise the importance of great customer service, and we pride ourselves on welcoming you to our friendly and informative store.

What we do

We stock a wide variety of products, including housewares, hardware, timber, fencing, plumbing, stoves, paint, fishing, electrical, TVs, fridges, and washing machines. Our aim is to provide you with the essentials you need, and make the shopping experience as easy as possible. Our convenient car park – just behind the shop – has access from Grattan Street; but we also offer a delivery service as a further convenience to our customers.

The local community

We love being at the heart of a community like Youghal. Our customers are loyal friends and we pride ourselves on being part of daily life here. To show our appreciation to the people of Youghal and the surrounding areas for their ongoing support, we regularly sponsor local fundraising efforts and initiatives.

Our history

Cal Flavins was founded in 1970, building on the foundations laid by Nicholas Flavin & Sons Ltd., an ironmonger and hardware retailer. Over the years, Cal Flavins responded to the needs of the locality, and expanded to include further departments. This included a TV section, and an Electrical department. Now in its third generation, Cal Flavins extended again in 2003, doubling in size. This allowed the provision of a dedicated TV & Kitchen Appliance department on the first floor.  

The Topline & Expert buying groups

Cal Flavins took the opportunity to grow further by joining the Topline group in the 1990s, and Expert Electrical a few years later. Expert Electrical is Ireland’s largest electrical retailer, with 67 Expert stores nationwide offering the top brands at the most competitive prices. They provide everything from home appliances to smart home gadgets. Being part of the Topline and Expert groups brings us far greater buying power and access to many more brands, including leading names such as Apple, Samsung, Electrolux, Hotpoint, Sony, Kenwood, DeLonghi, LG, Lenovo, Whirlpool, Fitbit, and many more. This allows us to compete with national and international chain stores, while remaining independently owned, local, and still able to give our excellent personalised service.