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  1. Men's Streedagh Aran Gilet
    Men's Streedagh Aran Gilet
    Rating:
    91.472868217054% of 100
    $99.95
  2. Crew Neck Sweater
    Donegal Fleck Sweater
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    $144.95
  3. Ladies Lambay Aran Sweater
    Ladies Lambay Aran Sweater
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    87.5% of 100
    Was $129.95 Now $129.95
  4. The Galtymore Aran Zip Cardigan
    The Galtymore Aran Zip Cardigan
    Rating:
    79.259259259259% of 100
    $149.95
  5. Mens Inishmaan Crew Neck Fisherman's Sweater
    Men's O'Connell Aran Sweater
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    96% of 100
    $114.95
  6. The Daryl K Aran Sweater
    The Daryl K Aran Sweater
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    65% of 100
    $149.95
  7. Springweight New Wool Crew Neck Sweater
    Crew Neck Aran Sweater
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    92.583333333333% of 100
    Was $119.95 Now $79.95
  8. The Daryl K Aran Sweater
    The Daryl K Aran Sweater
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    90% of 100
    $149.95
  9. The Rusheen Cropped Aran Sweater
    The Rusheen Cropped Aran Sweater
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    100% of 100
    $199.95
  10. The Mulroy Sleeveless Aran Sweater
    The Mulroy Sleeveless Aran Sweater
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    100% of 100
    $184.95
  11. The Slievemore Aran Sweater
    The Slievemore Aran Sweater
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    100% of 100
    $129.95
  12. Inishowen Aran Dress from Ireland
    The Inishowen Aran Dress
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    93.684210526316% of 100
    $114.95
  13. The Sperrin Aran Sweater
    The Sperrin Aran Sweater
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    86.666666666667% of 100
    $114.95
  14. Army Green Lagan Aran Sweater
    The Lagan Aran Sweater
    Rating:
    83.111111111111% of 100
    $129.95
  15. Mens Inishmaan Fisherman's Sweater
    Mens Inishmaan Fisherman's Sweater
    Rating:
    80% of 100
    $129.95
  16. Classic Crew Neck Aran Sweater
    Classic Crew Neck Aran Sweater
    Rating:
    91.388888888889% of 100
    $99.95
  17. Celtic Aran Turtle Neck Sweater
    Celtic Aran Turtleneck Sweater
    Rating:
    91.157894736842% of 100
    $114.95
  18. Anna Livia Aran Sweater
    The Anna Livia Aran Sweater
    Rating:
    88.888888888889% of 100
    $99.95
  19. Donegal Wool Irish  Zipper Sweater
    Donegal Wool Irish Zipper Sweater
    Rating:
    81.25% of 100
    $99.95
  20. Womens Kilcrea Aran Cable Sweater
    Womens Kilcrea Aran Cable Sweater
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    100% of 100
    $159.95
  21. Mens Clonard Shawl Collar Aran Sweater
    Men's Clonard Shawl Collar Aran Sweater
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    100% of 100
    $199.95
  22. Dunmore Parsnip Aran Sweater
    The Dunmore Aran Sweater
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    100% of 100
    Was $129.95 Now $114.95
  23. The Horseshoe Cable Aran Sweater
    The Horseshoe Cable Aran Sweater
    Rating:
    89.62962962963% of 100
    $149.95
  24. The Moy Cable Aran Coat
    The Moy Cable Aran Coat
    Rating:
    97% of 100
    $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.

Shop our exclusive range of Irish wool sweaters now!

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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