ABOUT PORTWEST - The Outdoor Shop
Family owned Irish Outdoor Store - Est. 1904
About Portwest - The Outdoor Shop
Charles Hughes, son of a small farmer on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Coast, was determined to have the best clothing and footwear when he founded his business in Westport in 1904.
119 years later his core principles of exceptional design, quality, value and service still apply in the business today.
The original shop that Charles Hughes opened in 1904 is still in business in Westport today but Portwest - The Outdoor Shop has since expanded with three other stores along the Wild Atlantic Way. In 2022; the Flagship store was opened just stones throw from the original shop in Westport and the others two stores are located in Galway and Killarney.
We pride ourselves on the heritage of our family owned Irish business, our exceptional customer service and continuing to produce our own brand of outdoor clothing. Still owned and managed by the Hughes family in Westport, Portwest, although renowned globally for workwear and PPE, remains humble and proud of our heritage and our roots in the West of Ireland.
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As we continue to striving to become Ireland's favourite Outdoor Store, Portwest stock a wide range of our Irish designed outdoor wear, along with clothing, accessories and footwear from top brands, including: Regatta, Helly Hansen, Columbia Sportswear and many more.
- To inspire outdoor adventure through accessible and affordable gear.
- Maintain a continuous focus on customer and employee experience.
- Minimise environmental impact.
- Customer experience
- Employee experience
- Ethical • Sustainable
- Spirit • Outdoor adventure
- Active lifestyle
- Community engagement
- Social responsibility
- Financial sustainability
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Portwest Westport Shop
Portwest Killarney Shop
94 New Street
Portwest Galway Shop
20 High Street