Established in August 1975 'Leo Doherty Menswear' brought high quality, in demand, designer brands which had not previously been available in the area, and had an instant impact on men's fashion in the west of Ireland. Today, Doherty For Men continues to stock the best of men's wear brands and latest men's fashion in addition to having talented, friendly and experience staff who ensure the customer receives a friendly atmosphere, professional service and an easy relaxed shopping experience.
The Castlebar store building is steeped in history, in the early 20th century it was owned by the Durcan family and trading as T. Durcan Ironmongers. This multi purpose business housed a travel agency which sold tickets for the Titanic's maiden Voyage. Out of the 14 people from the community Abbergoole and village of Lahardane (known as "Ireland's Titanic Village") 11 of these unfortunate people were lost with the Titanic on April 14th 1912, making it the largest loss of life from any one community in Ireland. Today, in respect of those lives lost and the history of the building we have a spacemdedicated to this history, locally know as "The Titanic Lounge" which houses some old photographs of the Durcan Family and Store in 1905 along with front page headlines from local papers and the national press the day after news of the tragedy spread around the world.
For the official opening in August 1975, Leo, a brother of Sean Doherty then current Dublin Gaelic Football Team Captain and All Ireland Champions, proudly placed The Sam Maguire Cup in the new store window creating quite the atmosphere which spiked massive local interest. The store had instant success and 11 years later, in September 1986 the company expanded and relocated to its existing 4,000sq ft premises on Main Street Castlebar. In 2010,
In 2010 the business expanded to a second location on Pearse Street, Ballina, Co, Mayo. The range of Tailoring, Formal Wear, Casual Wear, Shoes and Accessories, in addition to the carefully selected highly skilled staff solidified the 'Leo Doherty Menswear' offering as one of the West Of Ireland's leading Menswear Stores.
A brand refresh and refurbishment of the Castlebar store once again elevated the profile of the newly named and modernised "Doherty For Men" as one of the best Independent Menswear Stores in the Country. Ireland's first Suit Gallery was opened on the 1st floor as something new and very special for menswear retail in Ireland. The Gallery showcases the extensive range of suits on offer, giving on 'on model' experience, and customers can look at the range in comfort and privacy.
Decades on from the opening of the first store, the family run business has gone from strength to strength, and is know for it's range of men's designer brands and top men's fashion, in addition to providing excellent customer service thanks to dedicated, talented and experiences staff that give genuine advice and honest guidance. As always ,we look to the future and constantly monitor emerging brands, styles and fashions to ensure we house and deliver the best available for the people of Mayo, the West of Ireland and nationwide.