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St. Patrick’s Day – Ireland

On the 17th of March each year, Ireland hosts a cultural and religious festival celebrating the patron saint of Ireland – St. Patrick and the arrival of Christianity to Ireland. There’s nothing quite like celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland, there is green everywhere! The surprising history of how the colour became all things Irish…

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The Claddagh Emblem

The well known and traditional Irish Claddagh ring originated from the fishing village of Claddagh which is now part of Galway City (Ireland). The Claddagh’s distinctive design features two hands clasping a heart and usually surrounded by a crown. These elements symbolise love (the heart), loyalty (the crown) and friendship (the hands).  For hundreds of years, the Claddagh…

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Natural Sheepskin Rugs

Owning one of these luxuriously textured natural pile sheepskin rugs adds so much luxury into your home. The tactile experience is out of this world, just imagine the relaxing sensation of sitting or lying on one. Its a luxury statement piece that every room should have, from the feeling of stepping onto one in the…

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Merino Wool

Here at Aran Islands Knitwear we have a very large selection of knitwear. Many of our sweaters are knit using Merino wool which brings comfort and softness to our classic and traditional Aran sweaters. The merino wool acts as a natural thermostat because of its active fibre keeping you cool in Summer months and warm…

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Sweater Weather

There is a crisp bite in the air which means – it is officially sweater weather- Hooray! What’s your Winter go-to outfit? Jeans and cosy knitwear is ours. Here in Ireland, we are so lucky to have such choice when it comes to knitwear…there is such a wide variety of styles, sizes and colours. Thanks…

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The Iconic Aran Sweater

The iconic Irish sweater is officially ‘in vogue’ with a new exhibition at New Yorks world famous Museum of Modern Art. It will feature alongside Levi’s 501 the Birkin bag and the Wonderbra to name just a few. Aran sweaters are a powerful expression of the creativity of our crafts people here in Ireland and…

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Irish Aran Sweater

Our hand crafted Aran sweaters are magnificent works of art, just as Pablo Picasso painted, our sweaters are knit with devotion, passion and excellence. Our Aran sweaters stand the test of time, when treated and cared for with devotion. We all have a sweater we love, our comforter, security blanket and that happy feel. Make…

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Red Bull Cliff Diving – Aran Islands

  Here at Aran Islands Knitwear we are anticipating the arrival of the world-famous cliff divers to Inis Mór for the Red Bull Cliff Diving Championships on the 24th of June. We cannot wait to witness the extreme dives into the Wild Atlantic at Poll Na Peist, also known as the Serpents Lair, the spectacular…

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Fathers Day Gift Ideas – June 18th

A Father’s Day gift is a celebration of fatherhood and is a way of telling your father, husband or Grand father how much they mean to you.  Have a browse through our men’s or unisex section on and feel free to choose from our range which is being updated everyday. We stock quality sweaters, accessories such…

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How to Care for your Knitted, Woollen Garment

At Aran Islands Knitwear we appreciate a woollen, knitted Aran garment for the time and work that has gone into it. Whether you bought one from us or received one as a gift, proper care of your woollen garments will help them last for many years to come.   Aran or Merino wool must be washed by…

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