Our Heritage

Céad Míle Fáilte – Welcome to Murphy of Ireland

Taking care of our customers around the world since 1939

Margaret Murphy - Murphy of Ireland DonegalOur Ancestry

In 1939 Margaret Murphy founded Murphy & Co. in Ballybofey, County Donegal, Ireland. The business, now run by the third generation of Murphys – Margaret’s grandsons – still serves its customers from the same physical space it took over in 1939, on Main Street, Ballybofey.

Murphy of Ireland BallybofeyThrough this time, the Murphy name became synonymous with fine quality, original Irish clothing, creative Irish gifts and top quality service.

Though she could not have predicted Internet commerce, Margaret would not be surprised by Murphy of Ireland’s continued success online. A loyal following of customers living abroad have maintained their Irish heritage by supporting the Irish craft industry through Murphy of Ireland.

Paul & Conor Murphy

Murphy BrothersThe current generation of Murphys continuing the family tradition – Paul and Conor – bring a wealth of experience in apparel, as well as customer service and international commerce. Paul works from the original premises in Ballybofey, while Conor manages all North American operations from New York.Together with a staff of employees in Ireland and North America, Paul and Conor constantly work to ensure that your experience is just as satisfying when ordering from your home as it was visiting the Murphys in Ballybofey during the past 75 years.Your privacy is always upheld at Murphy of Ireland, and all your purchases with us are guaranteed.

All products are sourced in Donegal and surrounding counties. We take pride in the fact that we have been strongly supporting the local craft industry for the past 75 years.

Go raibh maith agaibh – Thank you.


Winner – Irish Business and Employers Confederation Excellence in Technology Award.
Winner – Donegal Enterprise Board Export Award.
Winner – Irish America Wall Street 50 Award.
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