About Us

Dubarry of Ireland, legally known as Dubarry Shoes is a premium footwear and clothing company that manufactures and supplies waterproof leather boots for Sailing and Outdoor pursuits as well as shoes and clothing designed for day-to-day wear.


Dubarry was set up in Ballinasloe, County Galway, Ireland in 1937. Initially setup as a joint venture between the local Chamber of Commerce and the Cullen family who brought experience in footwear production from Northampton in England. To differentiate the brand from other Irish competitors the company was named after the French courtesan and mistress of Louis XV, Madame Du Barry as “Dubarry”.


Dubarry trades under the names Dubarry, Dubarry of Ireland, Dubarry Shoes. It’s headquarters are at Glentaun, Ballinasloe, County Galway, Ireland. H53 H6F3. Tel: +353 909 642 348. Dubarry opened our first office and distribution point in America in 2006. Contact details for Dubarry USA listed below.


The products within our range are all designed by our innovative and creative in-house design team based in Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. Our designers use a compilation of traditional and cutting-edge materials and product technologies. These designs along with our superior craftsmanship culminate in a range of products that make up our Spring Summer and Autumn Winter collections. Quality control is managed centrally by a team at our headquarters in Ballinasloe.

Dubarry was the first brand worldwide to obtain a GORE-TEX® licence for the manufacture of leather sailing boots, with the creation of the a waterproof and breathable leather sailing boot in the early 1990’s “The Shamrock Boot”. The modification of this design for use in country pursuits led to the creation of the “Galway Country Boot” which remains largely unchanged to this day. These boots and the full range of clothing targeted to similar audiences are sold worldwide.

Women’s Country Collection

Men’s Country Collection

Sailing Collection


Dubarry ceased manufacturing at their location in Ballinasloe in November 2004. The boots and boat shoes are now made by contract manufacturing partners in Portugal. Dubarry’s clothing is manufactured by a range of contract manufacturing partners worldwide. Product design and Quality Control are managed centrally from the Head Office in Ballinasloe.