In 1937 a co-operative company was established to provide employment in a small town called Ballinasloe, in the heart of Galway on Ireland’s glorious West Coast.
The company was named Dubarry, after a famous French courtesan. Dubarry of Ireland’s beginnings were in the design and manufacturing of fine leather shoes. The business was fortunate to be able to draw on a local population of hard working craftsmen and women, and Dubarry soon developed a reputation for excellent workmanship and quality.
But we don’t rest on our laurels, Dubarry takes much design inspiration from the wild West Coast and Galway’s great sailing heritage to motivate and create superb deck shoes. 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.
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.