Established in August 1975 Leo Doherty Menswear had an instant impact on men's fashion in Castlebar and Co.Mayo. Housing high quality designer brands which had not previously been available in the area it did not take long for people to realise that something new had arrived in men's Retail.
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 needed to expand and then purchased and relocated to its existing 4,000sq ft premises on Main Street Castlebar.
A building steeped in history, in the early 19th century owned by the Durcan family and trading as T. Durcan Ironmongers. This multi purpose business also housed a travel agency which sold tickets for the Titanic's maiden Voyage, unfortunately out of the 14 people from the community Abbergoole and village of Lahardane known as "Ireland's Titanic Village" it was the largest loss of life of any one community in Ireland. 11 of these unfortunate people were lost with the Titanic on April 14th 1912. This history has not been lost on the Doherty Family and within the store today you will find a small room dedicated 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.
Decades on from the relocation in 1986 and now a family run business our endeavour over the past 40 years is to offer Quality Global Designer Brands, with dedicated, talented, experienced staff whose primary focus is on excellent customer service, genuine advice and honest guidance, we strive to ensure the customer receives a friendly atmosphere, professional service and an easy relaxed shopping experience.
In 2010 expanding to a second location on Pearse Street, Ballina, Co, Mayo with the same Brand offering as Castlebar from Tailoring, Formal Wear, Casual Wear, Shoes, Accessories etc. As in Castlebar we carefully selected experienced skilled staff for the Ballina store, an expansion that further lifted the profile of Leo Doherty Menswear as one of the West Of Ireland's leading Menswear Stores.
In 2017 a re branding and refurbishment of the Castlebar store has 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, with a Suit Gallery now opened on the 1st floor this is something new and very special for menswear retail in Ireland, the entire 1st floor is designated to display with over 30 Mannequins showcasing the extensive range of suits on offer, with the privacy and luxury this showroom offers, customers walk the red carpet in comfort and style as they take in the elegant sophisticated surroundings and gallery of suits which is a very unique shopping experienced.
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 Castlebar, Ballina, Mayo and the West of Ireland.