Raphoe Hardware Co. Ltd, formerly Raphoe Hardware and Grain, was set up in 1978 and commenced trading on 3rd July of that year. The business operated out of two premises at that time. A retail shop in William Street and the old Railway Yard on the outskirts of the town.
General hardware, farm supplies and household goods were sold in the shop in William Street and heavy building materials, timber, fencing materials, grain and feeds were supplied from the Railway Road premises.
The business flourished and grew over the years and came through the recessions of the early 80’s and 90’s, various buildings and facilities were added over time to handle and process grain and produce animal feeds and more storage facilities.