About Us

Now in our fourth generation in the trade, and with over 100 years of bookbinding experience, bookbinding is a Duffy family tradition.

Paddy Duffy, grandfather of proprietors Tom and Pat Duffy, was the first Bookbinder in the family. Paddy's original bookbinding apprenticeship was interrupted by his participation in the 1916 Rising. He only completed on his return from Frongoch internment camp.


A former president of the Irish Bookbinders and Allied Trade Unions, Paddy's son, Tommy Duffy and wife Kathleen, set up the present company in 1970. Their sons, Tom and Pat are the current proprietors. Tom's wife Patricia, works along side them as well as their son Tommy, making it four generations.

At Duffy Bookbinders we have earned a reputation for quality workmanship that is respected throughout the industry. Our vast experience in the binding trade has led to requests to bind presentation books for Popes and heads of state throughout the world. In 2011, we were commissioned to bind a reprint of a 500 year old Irish language grammar book with hand made presentation box, which was presented by President Mary McAlesse to Queen Elizabeth on her historic visit to Ireland.