Shoe and Bootmakers, est. 1937
Over 80 years ago a co-operative company was formed to provide employment in a small town called Ballinasloe, in the heart of Galway on Ireland’s glorious West Coast. Named Dubarry, after a famous French courtesan, we began by making fine leather shoes. The company was fortunate to be able to draw on a local population of hard working craftsmen and women, and we soon developed a reputation for excellent workmanship and quality which holds true until today. Care, attention and skill goes into the making of our products to the appreciation of our end users and retailers.
We started out by creating superb deck shoes taking much design inspiration from the wild West Coast and Galway’s great sailing heritage. Then by using the finest performance materials available, The Shamrock boot was created, Dubarry’s first dedicated sailing boot. Dubarry then journeyed from the sea to the country, and created the most famous boot of all – The Signature Dubarry Galway Boot. And the rest is history!
Dubarry’s range has expanded to include clothing and accessories, and over the year’s Dubarry has grown an international sourcing network, working closely with carefully selected partners who share the same high standards and desire to work with the best of components, raw materials and unique designs. Dubarry of Ireland have achieved great success and plaudits, but have never lost sight of the company’s heritage, of which we are immensely proud. Dubarry footwear and clothing is admired, desired and enjoyed around the world, but it is to our magnificent homeland, people and landscapes that we look to for inspiration. And we always will.
When designing new products we have always been influenced by the harshness of nature in Ireland, so the character of the whole collection is determined by the natural palette of colours, the beauty of this magnificent landscape, the wind and the weather. In our brand, we create a combination of the very popular Irish lifestyle and modern materials and techniques. This means you‘ll find we produce outdoor boots, classic Tweed and English leisure fashions with a touch of elegance – and it‘s all done with high-quality workmanship and functional materials like GORE-TEX®, PrimaLoft® and a grime-resistant Teflon® finish.