The Durkins Story

Our story began in 1933 when Con Durkin decided to pursue his dream of providing affordable footwear to the people of Longford and the surrounding counties. There he traded successfully and continued to expand the business until his retirement in the later 1960’s.


Following on from Con’s success, his son Joe, took over the reins of the family business. Joe expanded the business lines, from footwear, menswear, sportswear and school wear and grew Durkin’s into a very successful and well know family business in Co. Longford.


Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.