Our on-line Dubarry range is available with FREE UK DELIVERY on orders over £75.00. We stock the Outdoor Footwear Collection and a premium lifestyle collection of leather luggage, clothing, sporting goods and gift items. Since the 1930s Dubarry have developed a heritage and expertise, combining generations of skilled craftsmanship with the best of modern technology. If you would like a Brochure, please go to our Brochure page and fill in your details and we will send one off to you! You can also add your details to our Mailing List at the same time if you wish.
Dubarry’s rich outdoor heritage has its roots on the dramatic, windswept landscape of Ireland’s West coast. Here, in the town of Ballinasloe, Dubarry has grown from a small, family-run co-operative to a footwear and outdoor clothing brand synonymous the world over with timeless quality and craftsmanship, while embracing the latest in performance technology. A Hume Outfitters is delighted to offer the complete collection of Dubarry mens boots & shoes, men’s and women’s outdoor clothing and accessories – every piece a must-have for the discerning lover of the great outdoors.
Who is Madame du Barry? Madame du Barry is a beautiful 18th Century courtesan who gained fame and notoriety as Louis XV of France’s final courtesan. She is known for her elegance and beauty, and almost two centuries later her name would be chosen by a fledgling Irish footwear company, Dubarry fine footwear, to set the brand apart from competing Irish bootmakers and give an air of European sophistication.
Dubarry is founded by the Scott family as a co-operative, with the aim of providing employment for local craftspeople in the rural town of Ballinasloe, Galway, on Ireland’s dramatic West Coast. Thanks to the skills of its local workforce, Dubarry quickly developed a reputation farther afield for outstanding workmanship and quality – a tradition that lives on today in the brand’s beautifully made boots, shoes and clothing.
A family-run business since its founding in 1937, Dubarry is bought by the company’s former accountant Eamonn Fagan, along with fellow investors Michael Walsh, Jim Ward and Brian Geraghty, heralding a new era for the established company.
Inspired by Galway’s sailing heritage, Dubarry launches the Shamrock boot, a high-quality leather boot aimed squarely at the sailing community. It is the first boot to incorporate GORE-TEX to counter wet conditions, and its use signifies the start of a fantastic period of countrywear development for the brand.
Dubarry develops and launches the iconic Galway Boot, a GORE-TEX lined, waterproof boot designed for country pursuits. Due to its high performance and looks it very quickly becomes an essential piece for those in the county, sporting and outdoor fields. With its sturdy rubber sole, butter-soft leather upper, distinctive centre bands and tie details, the design is instantly recognisable to those in the know, and to this day remains the brand’s bestseller for both men and women.
Exclusively a footwear brand since 1937, Dubarry launches a range of complementary clothing, creating pieces that, like its boots and shoes, are designed to look elegant while providing comfort and protection from the elements. The men’s and women’s clothing collections include coats and jackets made using tweed – crafted using traditional methods in Ireland and across the water in Scotland – as well as practical coats, waterproof and leather jackets, leather goods and accessories.
Dubarry opens its first bricks and mortar store in Ireland’s largest city and capital, Dublin.
Dubarry opens its London flagship store on Chelsea’s Duke of York Square, one of the UK’s most prestigious addresses, tucked behind Sloane Square and King’s Road. The space showcases the brand’s extensive footwear collection, as well as its men’s jackets and women’s jackets fashion.
In-keeping with Dubarry’s reputation within the equestrian and horse-racing communities, Dubarry opens its second UK store, in the English Cotswold town of Cheltenham, close to the world-famous racecourse which attracts hundreds of thousands of racing enthusiasts from around the world each year for the Cheltenham Festival.
Today, Dubarry boots and clothing are still designed in Ballinasloe, the Galway town where the company was founded. Dubarry designs draw endless inspiration from the wild landscape that surrounds its company home. Now famous globally for impeccable craftsmanship and fit, Dubarry’s iconic boots can be spotted on the feet of everyone from Guy Ritchie whilst out shooting on his country estate, to fashion-conscious festivalgoers in Glastonbury’s muddy fields. In 2016 society magazine Tatler pronounced Dubarry's footwear one of its ‘top five best riding boots,’ saying that Dubarry boots are ‘stylish enough to wear in town, sturdy enough to sink into the shallows with a wet dog.’ Praise indeed!
We all have them. At least one or two. Lurking in our wardrobes and on our shoe racks. You may even have a nickname for yours. I know a woman who calls hers 'the national treasure.' Not publicly of course. Publicly such things are acknowledged with a self-deprecating 'this old thing!'