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  1. Dromore Troyer
    Men's Kinnagoe Aran Sweater
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    Was $109.95 Now $99.95
  2. The Ashford Hand Knit Aran Cardigan
    The Ashford Hand Knit Aran Cardigan
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    $189.95
  3. The Roundstone Cardigan
    The Roundstone Cardigan
    Was $169.95 Now $149.95
  4. Comeragh Aran Turtleneck  Green Sweater
    The Comeragh Aran Turtleneck Sweater
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  5. Ladies Annaghmore Aran Cardigan
    Ladies Annaghmore Aran Cardigan
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  6. The Killala Aran Vest
    The Killala Aran Vest
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  7. Cape Clear Charcoal Aran Dress
    The Cape Clear Aran Dress
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    Was $109.95 Now $89.95
  8. The Dunmoran Aran Sweater
    The Dunmoran Aran Sweater
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  9. The Annagh Aran Top
    The Annagh Aran Top
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    $59.95
  10. Green Ireland Sweatshirt
    Men's Green Ireland Sweatshirt
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    88.205128205128% of 100
    Was $39.95 Now $27.95
  11. The Annagh Aran Skirt
    The Annagh Aran Skirt
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    $89.95
  12. Women's Green Ireland Sweatshirt
    Women's Green Ireland Sweatshirt
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Aran Sweaters (Irish Sweaters)

The iconic Irish sweater/Aran sweater takes its name from the trio of islands called Inishmore, Inishmann and Inisheer. Which is Ireland's most westerly point, 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 being in the middle 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 with each piece being handcrafted by some of the most talented knitters in Ireland.

Are Aran sweaters good quality?

All 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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