A Brief History of Tangos
Joseph Dunne was a bespoke tailor and proprietor of J. Dunne & Sons Tailors
at number 9 Parliament Street Dublin City Centre from 1938. His five sons all
possessed great skill with the needle and they plied their trade from
London’s Savile Row, in the ranks of the Air Force and dressing the priesthood
and gentry of Dublin.
Tangos Dress Hire was barely five years old when on the 4th July 1960
the youngest of the Dunnes, Brian acquired the Number 23 Parliament
Street premises. He was only two years trading when disaster stuck and
fire ravaged the building Destroying most of the stock and fittings.
Taking what could be salvaged with him Brian moved to the current premises
In Fownes Street and began to rebuild next to what is now
The Central Bank of Ireland.
Over the years Brian with help from family members Peadar, Jimmy,
Betty O Brien and eldest son Peter built a Dublin institution.
Half a Century on, Brian’s son Mark is now at the helm. Our family look forward
with anticipation to the next fifty years. Serving you our customers,
as though you were our first.