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The Banshees of Inisherin

Jan 27, 2023

Largely filmed here on Inis Mór, The Banshees of Inisherin is a dark comedy directed, written and co-produced by Martin McDonagh. It follows the lives of Padraic (Colin Farrell) and Colm (Brendan Gleeson) after Colm unexpectedly puts an end to his and Padraics friendship. Padraics efforts to repair the relationship lead to alarming consequences. Set…

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Nollaig na mBan – Women’s Christmas

Jan 6, 2023

On the twelfth and final day of Christmas, January 6 – women rested and gathered together informally. Nollaig na mBan, a tradition unique to Ireland and celebrated on January 6th every year. Nollaig na mBan or Women’s Christmas was historically the day when men took over the household chores for the day and women would…

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Give the Gift of Aran this Christmas…

Nov 16, 2022

We have a wonderful range of knitwear and gifts available online and instore. When you give the gift of Aran, you give a gift that will last a lifetime. Our top 5 Gift Ideas this Christmas are as follows: Give the Gift of an Aran Sweater Our merino Aran sweater is a must have classic…

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SAMHAIN

Nov 1, 2022

Samhain is a festival which marks the end of the harvest season and the beginning of the Winter season. Held on the 1st of November but with celebrations beginning on the evening of 31st of October – Samhain was originally celebrated in Celtic times and is associated with many Pagan rituals such as gatherings, feasts,…

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Earth Day 🌍

Apr 22, 2022

Earth Friendly, Sustainable and Natural… Wool is renewable, 100% natural and biodegradable making it one of the most environmentally-friendly materials. Due to the durability of wool, any piece of knitwear that you purchase should last you a lifetime! Shop with us today and help make everyday an Earth Day!  

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Christmas Gift Guide 2021

Nov 17, 2021

What are some great Christmas gift ideas in 2021? Searching for some unique gifts this Christmas? Keen to find the perfect gift for a loved one to make this Christmas extra special? Aran Islands Knitwear has put together a gift guide with our top picks, ranging from our collection of Irish woollen throws to our…

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The Aran Sweater – A Symbol of Ireland

Aug 7, 2021

The Aran sweater is an iconic symbol of Ireland, knit with devotion, passion and excellence. Considered by many to be works of art, these beautiful garments are classic and timeless. Our heritage craft has been recognised by top global designers, has featured in Vogue magazine and on the catwalk. The Aran jumper or ‘geansaí’ reached…

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Why Choose Wool?

Oct 26, 2020

Why choose wool? There are so many reasons. It’s warm, natural, soft, breathable, durable and biodegradable. There is no better feeling on a cold day or night than to be protected from the elements by this natural fibre. The softest wools are used in most of our Knitwear which gives it a luxurious look and…

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GALWAY 2020 – European Capital Of Culture

Jan 2, 2020

Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture… This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to showcase the best cultural programme that Galway has to offer and to show the worlds greatest knitwear! Throughout this Galway 2020 programme the themes of language, landscape and migration come to life. Structured around the old celtic calendar Imbolc, Bealtaine, Lughnasa…

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