By Sharon Dolan D’Arcy
The Duchess of Cambridge wore Ballinasloe based brand, Dubarry for a visit to the Teagasc Research Farm in Meath.
The stylish olive coloured country jacket by Dubarry features a belted waist with a high collar. She paired the jacket with pair of knee-high walnut coloured ‘Galway’ style boots also by Dubarry – perhaps a nod to her first official visit to Galway tomorrow.
Sheila Fallon from the marketing department in Dubarry, Ballinasloe told The Galway Pulse: “We were delighted to see the Duchess of Cambridge wearing the Dubarry ‘Friel’ Jacket in olive. This is a stylish and functional utility jacket with GORE-TEX product technology.”
Catherine is regularly photographed sporting the jacket. Both the ‘Friel’ country jacket and ‘Galway’ style knee-high boots sell on the local company’s website and in its store on College Green, Dublin.
Dubarry, a premium Irish clothing and footwear brand has operated from Ballinasloe in Galway since 1937. The brand has evolved from making leather moccasin deck shoes and sailing boots to expanding into country clothing and footwear in more recent years.
The company opened its first UK store on the Kings Road in Chelsea in November 2013 followed by another store in Cheltenham in June 2016. Selling their product in the UK market is a significant focus of Dubarry’s business and the Duchess wearing the premium Irish label will certainly help sales.
Today was the second day of the visit by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Ireland. The royal couple are due to visit Galway city tomorrow for the last day for their historic visit to the Republic of Ireland.