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ICS Furniture was founded in 1972 by Charlie Duignan, who had identified the niche in the market for a bespoke church furniture business. He gradually built the business into a unique provider of turnkey services for places of worship.

The company is based in his home village of Dromod, Co Leitrim, a Tidy Towns-winning fishing village beside Loughs Bofin and Boderg, which are threaded by the River Shannon.

Many members of the workforce he hired are still working with the company over forty years later. When he retired, his son Gavin took over as Managing Director.

With four decades of experience, the ICS team have a deep understanding of everything to do with furnishing churches , sanctuary’s and cathedrals: the variety of spaces and settings, the requirements, the sensitivities, the need to harmonise with widely varied architectural settings and details, use of the right materials, the manufacturing process, transport, installation, and so on.

The company’s master craftsmen, with the help of the latest computerised technology, manufacture the furniture in our state-of-the-art factory.

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ICS Church Furnishers designers at work


In every project, our aim is to help enhance the beauty, functionality and comfort of worship spaces.

First, we gain full understanding of the client’s needs, and then we design, manufacture and install our high-quality, innovative furniture, customised as required.

In this way, we help spiritual organisations to:

    • Enhance the beauty, convenience and comfort of their worship spaces
  • Use their spaces for a wider variety of activities
  • Leave a positive legacy for future generations

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ICS has vast experience in providing full project management, from initial consultation and needs assessment to final installation.

Within a single company, ICS offers unique integration of services and products in Ireland, the UK and worldwide – combining consultation, design and manufacture with full project management; old-world craft skills with modern technology, and the friendly personal touch of a family firm with total professionalism. Check out our featured projects to find out more.



Gavin Duignan
Managing Director


Gavin Duignan
Managing Director


Gavin Duignan
Managing Director


We’ve completed nearly 3,000 projects throughout Ireland and the UK – from the Outer Hebrides down to the Isle of Wight. We’ve also completed work in the US and in Brisbane, Australia.

Our clients consist of any religious denomination or organisation operating a place of worship.

We have completed hundreds of major renovation or re-organisation projects for small and large churches and cathedrals, including 10 cathedrals in Ireland and 7 in England and Scotland – from St Patrick’s and Christ Church in Dublin, St Andrew’s Cathedral in Glasgow and St Anne’s Cathedral in Leeds to St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York and St Mel’s Cathedral, Longford (given the ‘Largest Restoration Project in Western Europe’ award).

View our Project Location Map

Adare Church
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Dublin City University (DCU) Logo
Diocese of Leeds Logo
Diocese of St. Andrew, Endinburgh
Knock, a Marian Shrine in Ireland, Logo
Nottingham Diocese Logo
National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) Logo
Royal Air force UK Logo
Roman Catholic Diocese of Westminster Logo
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Sheffield Cathedral Logo
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The design of the furniture was crucial to the whole project and Gavin took the time to understand our needs and design and deliver the right product for us.

Rev David Penny,

Vicar of St Matthew and St. Luke, Chadderton


Stanborough Park pews benches blue upholstered book shelf landscape stage
Knock Basilica Sanctuary chairs furniture red upholstered shrine bespoke
Sligo Cathedral Baptistery wide formes bespoke craft woodwork furniture landscape
Finchemstead Landscape Pews bespoke engraved book shelves baptismal font (2)
Cuckfield chairs children's play area nave cushions engravings cut outs
Harrogate St Mark's Church benches book shelves red upholstered bespoke rear view

ICS Furniture are currently working with Enterprise Ireland who are assisting us as we look to develop and grow our business into other markets across Europe, the US and Australia. A Key Manager has been co-funded in this company by the European Regional Development Fund and Enterprise Ireland under the Border, Midland and Western Regional Operational Programme 2014-2020.  The Key Manager commenced employment and is contributing to improvements in company productivity and to changes in output to meet defined market requirements. Further project details can be found here.



We’ll be glad to answer any questions you have to discuss your requirements.