Tel: 00353 402 32116

The South East’s top workwear store makes a move

From Wednesday September 15th our Arklow Safety Shop will be located at a brand new store at Unit 5, Knockenrahan Industrial Estate, Arklow, beside our main office. The new PPE,workwear & safety shop is only an hour from Dublin and also convenient to the tradespeople of Counties Wicklow and Wexford, our new Safety Shop offers the most comprehensive workwear and PPE range in the south east of Ireland.

We have a colourful new MASCOT workwear display and extensive Hultafors Group range including popular brands such as Snickers Workwear, Hellberg Eye and Ear protection and ToeGuard safety boots. We’re also Ireland’s main retailer of Sparco Teamwork safety shoes, modelled on their motorsport range.

Our workwear store also has sections devoted to the SIOEN flexothane range, SIP Chainsaw protection and Mullion life jackets. You can also find an extensive selection of Portwest safety jackets, BLS masks, 3M respiratory equipment, Bollé eye safety wear and Polyco Healthline’s new sustainable ECO range of gloves.

As always, we'll be open Monday-Friday 08:30-13:00/14:00-17:00 and Saturdays 09:00-14:00.

Looking forward to seeing you all and showing you around our new store!

New address: M.A. Healy & Sons, The Safety Shop, Unit 5, Knockenrahan Industrial Estate, Arklow, Co Wicklow, Ireland, Y14 PF64.

0402 32116/ Email

Cork's best Snickers Workwear store - newly refitted

M.A. Healy & Sons Ltd - The Safety Shop - are delighted to unveil our newly refitted Snickers display in our showroom at Strange Street, Passage West, Cork. It's got everything you need from the popular Snickers Workwear 6241 Stretch pants, through to Snickers Workwear Hoodies, polos, t-shirts and everything in between.


We also stock Snickers' sister brands including Toe Guard safety boots and Hellberg Safety, makers of eye and ear protection including X-STREAM and their Secure Headband range.


You can also email your Snickers Workwear requirements to us at

or call 021 484 1370. Online orders can be arranged for collection at our Cork Snickers Workwear store.



Our Snickers Stores - the most comprehensive Snickers workwear range around


With shops in Arklow, Passage West and online, M.A. Healy & Sons have one of Ireland's best Snickers workwear ranges. With summer here and the Construction sector reopening, we thought we'd highlight some of our favourite Snickers workwear items currently in stock.


Our Snickers trousers range includes the Snickers 6214 RuffWork workpants. Made from reinforced (but soft) Canvas+ fabric material, the they include the CORDURA® 1000-reinforced KneeGuard™ system, holster pockets and enhanced ventilation is given by a stretch panel under the knees.


For hot summer work (and let's be honest, it's the type of summer we're all hoping for), the Snickers 3211 CoolTwill work trousers are just the ticket. These are loose-fitting holster trousers ideal for hot working conditions. They also feature the CORDURA® 1000-reinforced KneeGuard™ system.


For painters, be sure to check out the Snickers 3275 Painter's White Holster Pockets Trousers. Along with the KneeGuard™ system and holster pockets, these hardwearing Snickers workpants also include a reinforced cloth holder loop, pockets and putty tool/ruler pocket with patented knife fastener for the Hultafors painters knife.


Of course, this is just a small sample of our extensive Snickers workwear range. Be sure to check have a look at our online Snickers Workwear store or why not call into our Safety Shops in Arklow or Passage West, Cork? These are among Ireland's most comprehensive Snickers stores.


If you can't find what you're looking for we'd be glad to help - just email or give us a call on 0402 32116. Our Arklow and Cork Snickers Stores is open Monday-Friday 08:30-17:00 (closed 13:00-14:00 for lunch). The Arklow store is also open Saturdays 09:00-14:00.

Did you know that we're one Ireland's main stockists of Sparco Safety Shoes?


M.A. Healy & Sons Ltd (The Safety Shop), are an official supplier of Sparco safety shoes in Ireland.

Inspired by the racing shoes of the world's premier motorsport drivers, the Sparco safety shoe range seamlessly blends safety with style.

Sparco safety shoes fall come under Class II Personal Protective Equipment (P.P.E.) with CE marking in accordance with European Directive EEC 89/686 (EN20345) - their toe caps are tested to give protection against an impact of 200J.

Sparco shoes come in a plethora of colours and styles, explore the range online here or call 0402 32116. Also available from our shop at Wexford Road, Arklow.


We also have other Sparco accesssories such as the Sparco Stage Rucksack and the Sparco Grip Gaming/Office seat.


One pair of Polyco Polyflex ECO N gloves = 1 recycled plastic 500ml bottle


Protect your hands while protecting the planet.

M.A.Healy's are delighted to be a main stockist of Polyco Healthline's Polyflex ECO N resuable gloves in Ireland. Each pair of Polyflex ECO Nitrile gloves is made from 10gr of recycled plastic bottles (PET). Just think of the amount of pollution Irish businesses can help reduce by choosing to use Polyflex ECO N gloves.

Polyflex ECO N gloves are just as comfortable and durable as previous Polyco gloves, featuring a nitrile coating and elasticated knit wrist to ensure a secure fit.

They're also a SilverClear® glove formulated from silver, which has antibacterial properties to inhibit bacterial, fungal and viral growth.

Put simply, Polyco's Polyflex ECO N gloves are a fantastic way to help reduce Irish businesses reduce their environmental impact and achieve sustainability goals. Available from us now in Arklow and Cork, you can also order online here - we deliver Polyflex ECO N gloves all over Ireland.

Alternatively call 0402 32116.



Check out our new range of GPS watches and rangefinders. Bushnell™ Laser Rangefinders have become the standard of excellene for Golf accessories. The top golfers of the world are using them - an ideal Christmas present or gift/prize.

M.A.Healy & Sons Ltd. now stock the Nytello Workwear Range.

This range caters for Kitchens & Restaurants, Nursing & Healthcare, and Cleaning & Service Industries. Nytellos collection offers practical garments with many functional details. They are very careful in their choice of material and are strong believers that work wear should be comfortable, functional, and easy to care for while maintaining their high quality appearance. Nytellos products are available in sizes XS to 3XL both in classic or modern cuts and colors.


3M Range of Facilities, Cleaning & Care Products

Range of 3M Products now featured on our website. Hard Floor Care Products, Safety Matting and Floor Pads have been added to our range.



Deirdre Byrne presenting the M.A. HEALY MINE RESCUE TROPHY to the winning Tara Boliden Team.
Congratulations to everyone who participated in the competition - amazing work to promote mine safety; practice mine rescue skills; build team and personal confidence; promote comradeship between teams and develop mine rescue skills between Ireland and the UK.

Mine Rescue Trophy


M.A. Healy & Sons are delighted to introduce our latest new supplier CLIMAX.s.a. Climax is the leading Spanish manufacturer of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Dermot Healy & Conor Byrne of M.A. Healy & Sons recently underwent training in Barcelona in the use of Climax Fall Arrest devices and Safety Harnesses.
With more than 25 years experience in the sector, Climax have become a benchmark in the world of Occupational Protection, both nationally and internationally. Present in more than 60 countries and offering one of the most complete PPE catalogues. All Climax PPE is designed and developed by our Technical Department before testing by the laboratories of the official authorities, certifying design and quality as well granting CE CERTIFICATION to the products.

Exhaustive tests are performed on each piece of equipment, guaranteeing quality and compliance with technical requirements of CE regulations.
Check out our range of Climax products today.



For Immediate release
Derbyshire UK

Ireland Welcomes World Leading Safety Footwear with New Countrywide Distribution Deal

Global leader in safety footwear, Rock Fall (UK) Ltd, brings unparalleled safety to Irish workers after partnering with premier Irish distributor or personal protective equipment, M.A. Healy and Sons.

Having established itself as a global name at the forefront of safety clothing and protective footwear, Derbyshire, UK-based Rock Fall (UK) Ltd built its name through developing innovative products that combine comfort, value and providing safety exceeding many national standards. Amongst their extensive range that boasts a choice of boots for all industries and environments, their Roc-Met range of safety footwear was the first in the world to feature, not only toecap protection, but also metatarsal protection exceeding European S3 safety standards. In addition, the boots now feature anti-abrasion resistant thread, making them one of the most rugged, safest work boots on the market.
Established in 1971, M.A. Healy and Sons distributes over 8,000 personal protective equipment products throughout Ireland, including respiratory protection, head protection, hearing protection and of course, protective safety footwear. The partnership with Rock Fall (UK) Ltd means that this already established market leader will be providing an even broader choice to it's customers and safety boots that lead on innovation for uncompromised safety.
Rock Fall (UK) Ltd Sales Director, Richard Noon explains his company's choice of distributor for the Irish market: "Rock Fall has supplied the Irish market for a number of years now. With a demand, particularly amongst the mining and quarrying industries for a very rugged boot that protects the entire foot, we forged a relationship with M.A. Healy and Sons based on a very impressive track record to take our Roc-Met boot, along with all other Rock Fall ranges, effectively to the Irish market". Mr Noon added; "M.A Healy and Sons will enable Irish customers to source some of the best boots in the world directly from Ireland, with the added satisfaction of local customer support and shipping and at very competitive pricing".

Rock Fall (UK) Ltd's Roc-Met boots are the product of extensive research and development resulting in a number of patented components that form the world's first metatarsal protective boot to exceed S3 European safety standards. The lightweight, flexible inner plate protects the wearer's fragile metatarsal bones from impact, whilst toecap and mid-sole protectors defend the rest of the foot. Aesthetically fashioned in full grain leather, with rubber outsoles designed to withstand heat up to 300 degrees Celcius and now bonded with super hard-wearing anti-abrasion stitching, Rock Fall's unique 'Activ-step' foot-bed ensures complete comfort for the wearer.

With a number of equally innovative products expected to be introduced to its already comprehensive range of safety footwear, Rock Fall (UK) Ltd is confident that the Irish market will have unparalleled access to some of the best safety footwear in the World, thanks to M.A Healy and Sons.

About Rock Fall (UK) Ltd

Rock Fall UK Ltd has become a leading name for high quality safety footwear and clothing. The success of the Rock Fall brand is owed to its ability for safety products to be, not only functional, but also fashionable. The company strives to meet the needs of its customers and suppliers by offering extremely competitively priced products that are always delivered on time.

As well as promoting its own brands, including: 'Tomcat', 'ProMan' and a ladies safety footwear range called 'Vixen', Rock Fall (UK) Ltd also designs and develops bespoke branded work wear.

With over 27 years experience in the safety footwear industry, Rock Fall (UK) Ltd has established an excellent reputation in providing a professional and innovative service to a wide range of industries.



Lil calls it a day after 36 years, pictured here on her last day October 4th, 2013 with M A Healy between them over 100 years of service with M A Healy & Sons ltd. All the staff at M A Healy's really miss Lil but we wish her a very happy retirement and hope herself and Paddy have many great holidays ahead. Thanks Lil for everything.




M.A. Healy & Son's make a move in Arklow

M.A. Healy & Sons Ltd. Wholesale has made a move to Unit 5 Knockenrahan Industrial Estate Arklow.

This move consolodates our Wholesale business in order to service our country wide customers.

Our depot in Wexford Road Arklow caters for our Trade Counter customers and is open daily

Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 5pm and Saturday 9 am to 2pm.

Our new extended Trade counter Outlet will be open to all before Christmas 2016.

Our existing Trade Counter the "Safety Shop" is business as usual.

Vouchers available - Phone 0402 32116

"Your safety is our business"


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