Lee Valley Ireland has designed and made high quality clothing here in the quaint village of Inchigeela in West Cork since 1986. Local man Denis Hurley saw a market for a traditional Irish grandfather shirt and began drafting patterns and cutting fabric at home, before calling on the sewing skills of local women who operated from their own homes. From this small cottage industry the new family business went from strenght to strenght.
Following the success of the grandfather shirt now worn in all corners of the world, a range of traditional nightwear was developed and over the years Lee Valley has expanded its product range to include outerwear, shirting and knitwear. In 2003 Lee Valley moved from the creamery building in the family home to a purpose built premises nearby and opened a retail space to showcase the growing range of products .
Over 20 years on from cutting his first grandfather shirt, Denis and his family remain committed to designing and making high quality Irish country clothing and strive to offer you garments that you will treasure forever.