About us

Born in 1872, our founder William Connolly was a keen shot with an eye for detail. It was common for him to leave Goresbridge early in the morning and spend the day with his dogs shooting wild game.

The Connolly family has been involved in shooting circles at a high level for many years, as promoters and participants, and what started out as a hobby has developed a modern gun store. We are fully stocked with a full range of shotguns, rifles, ammunition, accessories, clothing and all that goes with outdoor pursuits.

The latest expansion of the RED MILLS gun store was carried out in 2017, in the brand-new, state-of-the-art RED MILLS retail facility - located at Cillin Hill, on the outskirts of Kilkenny City.

Stocking all the top names, our aim is to go the extra mile to help you find the perfect gun to suit your needs. Our experts are willing and able to assist with any queries you may have. Come and see our impressive gun showroom, outdoor pursuits clothing and footwear sections, and visit our convenient in store café. We aim to make your shopping experience as enjoyable as possible!


With our Gunstore open 6 days a week, our aim is to help you reach your target. This side of the business has grown year on year, making us one of the leading gun stores in Ireland and the business will continue to grow and improve with the market.

Opening Hours:

  • Monday to Saturday from 8am to 6pm.