The Sweater Shop was founded in 1986. It was founded by Dom Byrne and his sister Breege Ward with our 1st store on Wicklow Street in the heart of Dublin city. The mandate centered around 3 core principles. Providing QUALITY Irish knits, with a great SELECTION at unrivaled VALUE. The store became a huge favourite for Irish customers and tourists alike. The mix of timeless, classic Aran sweaters and new, vibrant colours and styles meant that The Sweater Shop appealed to the masses. Soon, The Sweater Shop was expanding to all parts of Ireland, and before too long the list of Irish counties we operated from included Kilkenny, Galway, Donegal, Kerry & Limerick. In Time Dom's Son, Paul, Daughter Laura & Daughters-in-Law, Kate & Eileen-Louise all became part of the this family business.
Know Your Irish Hats - Iconic Irish Hat Guide
Sweater ShopMay 12, 2022
Know Your Irish Hats - 8 Different Types of Hats Described Ireland; a country that is renowned for its beautiful scenery, friendly people, and of course, traditional clothing. From the iconic Aran sweater to the humble Irish cap, there is a wealth of history and culture behind every article of clothing. Today,...
Visit the Aran Islands - The Islands of Saints and Scholars
Sweater ShopMar 23, 2022
Planning a day trip or a vacation to the beautiful Aran Islands? These ruggedly beautiful islands welcome around 200,000 visitors every year, all keen to catch a glimpse of real Ireland, escape from the busyness of the modern world, experience traditional culture, and of course, take in the desolate windswept...
The Ultimate Guide to Enjoying St Paddy's Day Around the World (2022 Edition)
Sweater ShopFeb 18, 2022
St. Paddy's Day – A Truly Global Irish Celebration St Paddy's Day celebrations are globally enjoyed by many people each year. Once only celebrated by those in Ireland, its popularity and spirit have spread worldwide. Though festivities celebrating St Paddy's Day around the world have been a bit different the last couple...
The Meaning of the Irish Shamrock (Clover)
Sweater ShopJan 27, 2022
Understanding the Shamrock / Clover - Ireland's National Symbol It’s undeniable that when we think of Ireland’s common symbolisms, we all picture a shamrock. But where did the symbolism originate, and how has such a plant become an iconic national symbol? What is the Meaning of the Shamrock and What is its...
The 10 Best Aran Sweaters in 2022
Sweater ShopJan 7, 2022
The Best Aran Sweaters in 2022: Our Favorites Are you shivering in the sudden change of weather? With winter suddenly here and with it only getting colder the deeper we head into the season, we've got the best warm and cosy Aran sweater picks for you to choose from throughout the...
How to Celebrate Christmas the Irish Way
Sweater ShopDec 3, 2021
Celebrate Christmas… Irish Style! Ah, Christmas time; the most wonderful time of the year! Snow falling, presents under the tree, and the smell of traditional food wafting through the house. Of course, Christmas is special no matter where you live, but there are some particular ways that Irish people celebrate their...
Check Out the Top Range of Zip Sweaters that Sweater Shop Has to Offer
Sweater ShopNov 3, 2021
Zip Cardigans at the Sweater Shop It's sweater season, our favorite time of year! With Autumn in full swing and Winter just around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about your winter wardrobe. You need various options that can keep you warm and cozy during all of this...
The 15 Best Gifts for a Male Fashion-Lover
Sweater ShopOct 3, 2021
15 Best Gifts for Fashion Lovers (Male) The holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about what gifts for men you’re going to buy for those within your friend and family circle. If you have a fashion-lover in your life that needs some help finding...
The History and Heritage of Irish Family Names
Sweater ShopAug 10, 2021
Most folks within the global Irish diaspora with an Irish surname are, by now, well used to answering questions about their origin and fending off jokes and curiosity of all manner and shape. While hearing about the antics of ‘Paddy’ and ‘Murphy’ can be somewhat tedious for many, we recommend countering...
Why You Need to Visit Kilkenny - The Jewel of Ireland's Ancient East
Sweater ShopJul 22, 2021
Why You Need to Visit Kilkenny - The Jewel of Ireland's Ancient East The increasingly-popular Ireland's Ancient East experience has seen rapid growth in the tourism industry over the past few years, both among international travelers and ‘staycationers’ alike. With thousands of years of Ireland's rich history just waiting to be explored,...