About Whelan Footwear

Whelan Footwear was founded in Cootehill in 1939 and after over 75 years of successful trading has grown into one of Ireland's leading Distributors of Footwear.

The business started as a small shoe shop, but quickly grew with the establishment of a shoe manufacturing operation in Cootehill.  This opened up opportunities nationally, and provided the springboard for Whelan Footwear Distributors.

The company has grown in strength and character, to become the success we are today.  We are proud to have retained the founding principles of supplying quality products and excellent customer service, as we believe these core values have contributed directly to our growth and success.

Our customer base is diverse, ranging from small independent shoe shops to multiple branch department stores.  We service over 400 retails outlets throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland with a variety of quality footwear brands and are currently expanding our distribution operation into the UK, where we have a team of agents selling Wrangler & Propet Footwear.