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  1. Men's Ulster Aran Sweater
    Men's Ulster Aran Sweater
    Rating:
    75% of 100
    $114.95
  2. Mens Roll Neck Aran Jumper
    Donard Curl Neck Sweater
    Rating:
    80% of 100
    $114.95
  3. The Achill Aran Tunic Sweater
    The Achill Aran Tunic Sweater
    Rating:
    89.275362318841% of 100
    $99.95
  4. Ladies Forest Green Moher Aran Cardigan
    Women's Moher Aran Cardigan
    Rating:
    87.272727272727% of 100
    $139.95
  5. The Caher Cable Cardigan by Orla Brady
    The Caher Cable Cardigan by Orla Brady
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    $114.95
  6. Men's Sherkin Aran Sweater
    Men's Sherkin Aran Sweater
    Rating:
    96.842105263158% of 100
    $129.95
  7. Mens Burren Aran Sweater
    Mens Burren Irish Sweater
    Rating:
    82% of 100
    $114.95
  8. Mens Atlantic Aran Sweater
    Mens Atlantic Aran Sweater
    Rating:
    91.2% of 100
    $139.95
  9. Men's Curragh Cable Aran Sweater
    Men's Curragh Cable Aran Sweater
    Rating:
    84% of 100
    $229.95
  10. Ladies Kilcole Irish Cardigan
    Kilcoole Ladies Irish Cardigan
    Rating:
    98.333333333333% of 100
    $149.95
  11. Charcoal Lough Dan Aran Cardigan
    The Lough Dan Aran Cardigan
    Rating:
    90% of 100
    Was $119.95 Now $114.95
  12. Men's Soft Merino Wool Zip Cardigan
    Men's Aran Zip Cardigan
    Rating:
    93.14606741573% of 100
    Was $119.95 Now $114.95
  13. Mens Newgrange Celtic Sweater
    Mens Newgrange Celtic Sweater
    Rating:
    99.2% of 100
    $129.95
  14. Ladies merino zipper cardigan
    Ladies Merino Aran Zipper Cardigan
    Rating:
    95.294117647059% of 100
    $149.95
  15. The Corrib Cable Aran Cardigan
    The Corrib Cable Aran Cardigan
    Rating:
    93.157894736842% of 100
    $149.95
  16. Ladies Double Collar Zipped Cardigan
    Ladies Double Collar Zipped Cardigan
    Rating:
    95.135135135135% of 100
    $114.95
  17. Ladies Double Collar Zipped Coat
    Ladies Double Collar Aran Zipped Coat
    Rating:
    90.123456790123% of 100
    $149.95
  18. Kids Merino Hooded Aran Zip Cardigan
    Kids Merino Hooded Aran Zip Cardigan
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    $79.95
  19. Kids Crew Neck Aran Sweater
    Kids Crew Neck Aran Sweater
    Rating:
    88.888888888889% of 100
    Was $69.95 Now $59.95
  20. Womens Doonbeg Fuchsia Aran Sweater
    The Doonbeg Aran Sweater
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    $139.95
  21. The Dunloe Aran Coat
    The Dunloe Aran Coat
    Rating:
    94.838709677419% of 100
    $149.95
  22. Ladies' Sherkin Aran Sweater
    Ladies' Sherkin Aran Sweater
    Rating:
    88.181818181818% of 100
    $129.95
  23. Ladies One Button Merino Aran Cardigan
    Ladies 3 Button Aran Cardigan
    Rating:
    83.111111111111% of 100
    $114.95
  24. Women's Malin Hand Knit Aran Cardigan
    Women's Malin Hand Knit Aran Cardigan
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    $345.95
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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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