A World of Style

About Dervans Fashions

Our story began when Bernard Dervan first opened our doors at 62 Main Street, Loughrea on the 9th of October 1936. Bernard was born in 1909 in Moyglass, Ballinakill, County Galway into a large family. In 1927 he left the family farm to take up a drapery apprenticeship in Loughrea and immediately set his sights on one day opening his own business. In 1936 Bernard’s brother Pat in Dublin won in the Sweepstakes and lent some seed capital to his brother to realise his dream, allowing Bernard to buy most of the present building the business now occupies.

Bernard quickly pinpointed some core values that he believed would become the bedrock of the business. He called the business “B. Dervan’s, The One Price House”, to signify that everyone paid the same basic prices regardless of status or bargaining ability. Read More