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.
Sweater ShopNov 28, 2022
The Top 10 Men's Irish Christmas Presents to Buy (Irish gift ideas)
It's that time of year again - time to start thinking about what to get the special men in your life for Christmas. If you're stuck for ideas, look no further than this list of the top 10 Irish Christmas presents for men. From traditional Irish gifts like a nice...
Sweater ShopNov 25, 2022
A Men's Guide To Choosing A Sweater
With the chilly weather upon us, it's time to break out the sweaters. But if you're not sure which type of sweater is right for you, don't worry - this guide will help you choose the perfect sweater to keep you warm all season long. There are a few things you...
Sweater ShopNov 10, 2022
Your Winter Guide to Coatigans
'Tis the season for the temperature to dip way below zero across the US and most of the Northern Hemisphere, when the rooftops, sidewalks, and parks are covered with snow, all we really want is to: - Curl up with a nice, hot beverage ('Irish'-style, if you prefer!) - Wrap ourselves in...
Sweater ShopOct 3, 2022
Irish Thanksgiving Gift Ideas
Top 5 Irish Gift Ideas for Thanksgiving If you aim to send a unique Irish blessing this thanksgiving, picking the best with the holiday season fast approaching, we can all feel a lively atmosphere start to kick in. It's almost thanksgiving, meaning it's time to show our loved ones how much...
Sweater ShopAug 31, 2022
A Handy Size Guide to Women's Cardigan Sweaters
A Handy Size Guide to Women's Cardigan Sweaters Many Aran wool fashion-lovers on both sides of the Atlantic tend to use the words ‘sweater’ and ‘cardigan’ interchangeably. While both will keep the chills out, they are actually quite different! A sweater is one you pull over your head. Depending on the design,...
Sweater ShopJul 28, 2022
Your Guide to Grandfather Shirts
Your Guide to Grandfather Shirts A timeless classic on the men's fashion scene for generations, the men’s Irish grandfather shirt, or ‘Sunday shirt’, as it’s also known, has made its way back to many men’s closets recently. And what’s not to like about it? This shirt offers versatility and comfort and...
Sweater ShopJun 13, 2022
The Very Best Things to Buy in Ireland
Top Things to Buy While in Ireland Ireland, with its jaw-dropping landscape, rich history, inclement weather and thriving culture, is quite popular among travelers of all ages, creeds and nationalities, with US News ranking it 23rd in its overall 'best country' rankings in 2022. Visitors get to hike the majestic mountains of...
Sweater ShopMay 12, 2022
Know Your Irish Hats - Iconic Irish Hat Guide
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,...
Sweater ShopMar 23, 2022
Visit the Aran Islands - The Islands of Saints and Scholars
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...
Sweater ShopFeb 18, 2022
The Ultimate Guide to Enjoying St Paddy's Day Around the World (2022 Edition)
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...