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  1. Ladies Annaghmore Aran Cardigan
    Ladies Annaghmore Aran Cardigan
    $149.95
  2. McConnell Ballycotton Sweater
    McConnell Ballycotton Sweater
    $249.95
  3. Women's Kinsale Aran Hoodie Cardigan
    Women's Kinsale Aran Hoodie
    $129.95
  4. Womens Adare One Button Aran Cardigan
    Womens Adare One Button Aran Cardigan
    Was $174.95 Now $86.95
  5. The Cushendall Cropped Aran Cardigan
    The Cushendall Cropped Aran Cardigan
    $109.95
  6. The Mc Connell Goleen Sweater
    The Mc Connell Goleen Sweater
    $229.95
  7. Handknitted Merino Wool Baby Button Crew Neck Sweater
    Hand Knit Baby Aran Crew Sweater
    $79.95
  8. Women's Streedagh Aran Gilet
    Women's Streedagh Aran Gilet
    $99.95
  9. Mens Glengarriff Charcoal Aran Sweater
    Mens Glengarriff Aran Sweater
    $139.95
  10. Women's Malone Aran Sweater
    The Malone Aran Cardigan
    $114.95
  11. Ladies Aran Wide Collared Button Coat
    Ladies Aran Wide Collared Button Coat
    $174.95
  12. Men's Bunratty Charcoal Shawl Collar Aran Sweater
    Men's Bunratty Shawl Collar Aran Sweater
    $114.95
  13. The Dunmoran Aran Sweater
    The Dunmoran Aran Sweater
    $149.95
  14. The Murlough Aran Sweater
    The Murlough Aran Sweater
    $144.95
  15. Womens Irish Aran Lumber Jacket
    The Kinvara Aran Jacket
    Was $119.95 Now $114.95
  16. The Fanad Funnel Neck Sweater
    The Fanad Funnel Neck Sweater
    $184.95
  17. Sheelin Blue Aran Cable Sweater
    Women's Sheelin Aran Cable Sweater
    $114.95
  18. Women's Inishmore Aran Zipper Coat
    Women's Inishmore Aran Zipper Coat
    Was $159.95 Now $159.95
  19. Graphite Glenross Waterfall Cardigan
    Ladies Glenross Waterfall Aran Cardigan
    $174.95
  20. The Skellig Aran Dress
    The Skellig Aran Dress
    $129.95
  21. The Kenmare Aran Cardigan
    The Kenmare Aran Cardigan
    Was $129.95 Now $114.95
  22. Women's Kinnagoe Aran Sweater
    Women's Kinnagoe Aran Sweater
    $129.95
  23. Charcoal Inisheer Boyfriend Cardigan
    The Inisheer Aran Boyfriend Cardigan
    Was $129.95 Now $114.95
  24. Barra Aran Coat
    The Barra Aran Coat
    $159.95
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Aran Sweaters (Irish Sweaters)

The iconic Irish sweater/Aran sweater takes its name from the trio of islands of the same name, Inishmore, Inishmann and Inisheer, just off the coast of County Galway, Ireland.

Throughout the 1930s and 40s, they gained popularity around the world and when Grace Kelly appeared in an Aran sweater on the cover of Vogue in the 1950s, this humble Irish sweater was catapulted to iconic status, cementing its reputation as an Irish design classic.

Aran Wool Sweaters - Authentic Irish Knitwear

At the Irish Store, we have scoured the country to bring you the very best of Irish knitwear including stunning women's Aran sweaters and baby Irish sweaters, as well as beautifully crafted styles for him in our gorgeous collection of Aran sweaters for men. Our extensive range of authentic Irish wool sweaters will surely keep you warm on those cold winter days.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Aran Sweaters

What are Aran sweaters?

Every stitch on an Irish Aran sweater tells a story, rich in symbolism and island folklore. The classic Diamond stitch, one of the most popular stitches on the original hand-knit Irish sweaters, wishes the wearer wealth and success, while the much-loved honeycomb stitch is said to bring good fortune. All Aran knit sweaters usually have between four and six stitch patterns in vertical columns, with one of these patterns taking prominence in the center of the Aran sweater.

What is the history of Aran sweaters?

Born out of necessity, they were the original fisherman sweater, giving much-needed protection from the unforgiving wild Atlantic Ocean which surrounds the Aran Islands. The first Aran sweater was made using unwashed báinín (bain meaning white in Irish) which is yarn from sheep's wool. The natural lanolin in the yarn made the sweaters waterproof. 

Are Aran Sweaters/Irish Sweaters hand knitted?

We have a beautiful selection of hand-knitted Irish Aran sweaters, each one handcrafted by some of the most talented knitters in Ireland.

Are Aran sweaters good quality?

The majority of our sweaters are made with merino wool which makes our sweaters durable, breathable and soft in texture, while still keeping you warm. This wool produces the finest of sweaters which gives you the highest quality and lasts longer than synthetic fibres.

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