About Us

Over 90 years ago Joseph Alexander market squareopened his first drapers shop in Dungannon before opening  his second in Cookstown.

In the 1970s the company, Joseph Alexander Ltd, purchased a department store in Lisburn called  Menarys Brothers.

The company adopted Menarys as its new name and during the 1980s & 90s expanded rapidly, opening additional stores in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

In 2000 we launched our sister company ‘Tempest’ in Dungannon and Bangor initially, before opening further stores in towns such as Omagh, Cookstown, Coleraine & Lisburn.

Still managed and owned by Joseph Alexander’s family, Menarys nowJoseph Alexander has 18 stores and 6 Tempest branches across the island of Ireland, bringing some of the world’s best known brands to towns across Ireland and placing Menarys at the centre of these communities.