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.
And the rest is history!