About Eason


The company was originally founded in 1819 as Johnston & Co. Since that time it has existed through some of the most exciting events in Irish history and has grown to become the main supplier in Ireland of books, newspapers and magazines. It was in the heady days of Parnell and the Land League that Charles Eason and his son acquired the business from W.H. Smith in 1886.

During the 19th century, the company was directly involved in the industrial and literary revolutions occurring throughout the country. Our railway bookstalls became popular, but this depended on a growing literacy rate. More people could read and so written information became much more important to the country as a whole. (Ref.: Eason & Son — A History by L.M. Cullen, 1989.)

Ofwal Limited is a private limited Company, registered in Ireland (number 678677), with its registered office at Block 4, First Floor, Swords Business Park, Swords, Co. Dublin, K67 X903.

Our Retail Shops

Today, Eason and Son have more than 53 outlets in the Republic of Ireland, the flagship being our store in O’Connell Street, Dublin. This is an extensive shop with four shopping floors, reading areas and The Muse Café contributing to a relaxed environment. Throughout the island of Ireland, our shops stock an extensive range of books, newspapers, magazines, greeting cards, and stationery. Some shops also stock music, video, DVD’s, toys, and computer accessories. 


Founded in 1998 to provide our customers with another way to purchase books and Eason Gift Cards from the comfort of their own computers, Easons.com has grown into Ireland's best online book and eBook shop. With free delivery anywhere in Ireland and the UK for orders over €10 and a huge range of titles, Easons.com provides the great value and service central to the Eason brand, nationally and internationally. The Eason website enables people from all over the world to purchase Irish books not always available to them locally. In 2012, Easons.com won the Retail Excellence Ireland award for National Website of the Year.

Employment Opportunities

From time to time, part-time and full-time employment opportunities become available at all our shops. For further information contact the shop closest to you.