Mayo company Portwest launches new store in Killarney

 Owen Hughes (Director, Portwest), Rachel Davoren (General Manager, Portwest); local explorer Mike O' Shea and Sarah Clinton (Store Manager).

Owen Hughes (Director, Portwest), Rachel Davoren (General Manager, Portwest); local explorer Mike O' Shea and Sarah Clinton (Store Manager).

Portwest, Ireland’s only manufacturer of outdoor leisurewear and clothing, has opened a new 3,000 square feet shop at 94 New Street, Killarney. The Mayo based company is a family run business which was founded in 1904.

From a small retail store in Westport, Portwest began designing and manufacturing high quality leisurewear and work wear. Since then, over a century later, Portwest has built its reputation as an esteemed outdoor brand while remaining loyal to its Irish heritage.

“We are thrilled to be opening this new store and look forward to welcoming customers to Portwest Killarney. We have received great support and encouragement from the local community. This new store is a great addition to our outdoor retail division and this expansion allows us to better serve customers along the Wild Atlantic Way," said Rachel Davoren, general manager of Portwest Retail.

Speaking on the opening; store manager Sarah Clinton said: “I am delighted and honoured to be part of the Portwest team, there has been great excitement getting the store set up and I’m looking forward to serving the Killarney community once again.” The store offers a wide range of products at the best value, catering for every outdoor enthusiast.

Also present at the launch to open the store was local explorer Mike O Shea: "I’m super amazed at the size of the store, and that there’s a price point and gear to suit everyone. I’m delighted and honoured to open a store owned and operated by an Irish family."

The new Killarney Store is expected to stock the Portwest range and also a number of international outdoor brands to include: Helly Hansen, Montane, Typhoon, Regatta and Barts. It is also the only shop in Ireland to stock Italian brand Montura. Highlights include extra soft fleeces, light jackets suitable for going to the shops, and technical jackets for more serious adventurers who need ultimate waterproof protection for extreme conditions.

Offering a full range of leisurewear for men, women, and children along with camping equipment, watersports, and accessories, Portwest is the ideal choice for those seeking wearable everyday clothing or high performance outer wear. The new store in Killarney which will cater for outerwear for every kind of activity and outdoor enthusiast will be open seven days a week.


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