The History and Heritage of Irish Family Names
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
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,...
Triskelion - Ancient Celtic Symbol Explained
A Guide to Ireland’s Ancient Triskelion Symbols of Ireland come in various shapes and sizes - whether it's a mark, image, or object representing this beautiful country, there is so much to learn for those (like us!) with a passion for evolving Aran sweater patterns throughout the ages. Out of the many...
Traditional Irish Men’s Fashion Styles
Looking for iconic, traditional, and timeless Irish male fashion? You’ve come to the right place. Check out our men’s Irish style guide right here!
Traditional Irish Ladies' Fashion Styles
Timeless Traditional Irish Women's Fashion Styles to Suit Any Occasion When you think of Irish women's fashion throughout the past century, what comes to your mind? Maybe it's the early Wild-Woman-of-the-West in her red shawl, or perhaps, it's the Irish Mammy in the good coat and headscarf? Whatever it is, it probably...
5 Great Ways to Wear Aran this Spring/Summer
The best Aran knitwear sweaters are cosy, soft to the touch, and super effective at keeping you comfortable. In the luscious green fields that flow within the Republic of Ireland, Aran knitwear is a long-time favorite. Each Aran Irish sweater is crafted ever-so-carefully. With more than 100,000 stitches and distinctive knitting...
Spring/Summer 2021 Aran Knitwear Highlights
Here at the Sweater Shop, our iconic Spring/Summer Aran knitwear collection takes its name from the trio of islands at Ireland’s most westerly point, just off the coast of County Galway. Inishmore is the biggest of the islands, followed closely by Inishmann and the smallest island, Inisheer. Wearing our spring Aran...
Your Guide to St Patrick’s Day 2021 in Lockdown
Paddy’s Day with a Twist With St Patrick’s day right around the corner on March 17th, it’s important to look forward to something and celebrate in any way you can, especially with the stress we all experienced from the news in the past year. St Patrick’s day is the something positive...
Top 5 Aran and Irish Valentine’s Gifts for Him
As we’re in the midst of winter sales combined with enforced store closures, searching for the perfect Valentines gift for him this year is even challenging than usual this time round. With brands offering their final markdowns with limited new collections, you might be hoping to shop somewhere a little different...
Top 4 Emerging Knitwear Trends for 2021
At the dawn of a new year, we look to our wardrobes somewhat uninspired as we’re yet to know the biggest upcoming fashion trends, but looking at Google trend data, there are encouraging signs that knitwear, Aran, sweater and cardigan products will once again prove a big hit among US...