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  • 5 PERFECT ARAN SWEATERS FOR SPRING AND SUMMER

    5 PERFECT ARAN SWEATERS FOR SPRING AND SUMMER

    As the warmer months get nearer, check out our list of the perfect Aran sweaters to transition your wardrobe into spring and summer. 1. FLOWY CHIC: THE ARAN WATERFALL CARDIGAN The Aran waterfall cardigan is first on our list of must-haves for spring and summer wardrobes. Beautifully crafted using a lightweight zigzag...

  • THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE ARAN SWEATER

    THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE ARAN SWEATER

    Ever wondered where Aran sweaters came from, or what makes an Aran authentic? This Ultimate Guide to the Aran Sweater answers plenty of common questions - from Irish origin to modern care instructions. ORIGIN OF THE ARAN SWEATER The Aran sweater - geansai in Irish - takes its name from the Aran...

  • INSIDER’S GUIDE TO ST PATRICK’S DAY

    INSIDER’S GUIDE TO ST PATRICK’S DAY

    St Patrick's Day ...also known as the best holiday in Ireland! St Patrick's Day - affectionately shortened to "Paddy's" - brings the entire world together to celebrate Ireland's patron saint. It takes just one look at the Chicago River dyed green, the Sydney Opera House shamrock lights display, or Dublin's famous...

  • 8 TIPS FOR TRAVELLING TO IRELAND FOR THE FIRST TIME

    8 TIPS FOR TRAVELLING TO IRELAND FOR THE FIRST TIME

    "Ireland is where strange tales begin and happy endings are possible" - Charles Haughey If you've recently booked a trip to Ireland, you're probably feeling happy, excited, and maybe a little unsure about what to expect! We meet new visitors every single day here in Dublin and love giving advice about what...

  • 7 IRISH WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU

    7 IRISH WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU

    Ireland and Valentines Day go way back -- all the way to the 19th century. After Father John Spratt of Ireland gave an impassioned speech in Rome in 1836, Pope Gregory XVI bestowed him with a holy relic of Saint Valentine. This precious gift was housed in the Carmelite Church...

  • WHY THE NATURAL FIBRES IN OUR IRISH SWEATERS ARE SO SPECIAL

    WHY THE NATURAL FIBRES IN OUR IRISH SWEATERS ARE SO SPECIAL

    There is nothing quite like throwing on your favourite Irish Aran sweater on a cold winter day, and it's even better when you have a sweater made out of natural fibres. All our sweaters are made of 100% natural fibres such as merino wool, lambswool, and a wool and cashmere...

  • SUMMER GIFT GUIDE: 15 SWEATERS AND ACCESSORIES THAT WOULD MAKE PERFECT GIFTS FOR LOVED ONES

    SUMMER GIFT GUIDE: 15 SWEATERS AND ACCESSORIES THAT WOULD MAKE PERFECT GIFTS FOR LOVED ONES

    Woollen bags, scarves, sweaters, hats, and more; you would be amazed at the range of year-round knitwear that makes a highly suitable gift for a special occasion. A carefully selected sweater or accessory can send a strong message of warmth for events like weddings, birthdays, and christenings. Merino wool clothing keeps you...

  • WHAT TO PACK FOR A TRIP TO IRELAND AT ANY TIME OF YEAR

    WHAT TO PACK FOR A TRIP TO IRELAND AT ANY TIME OF YEAR

        If youre planning a trip to Ireland, you need to know what to pack. Since the Emerald Isle lies in the oft-temperamental North Atlantic, the weather can change in a heartbeat. You can literally experience all four seasons in a single day. For your trip, then, youll need to take along...

  • THE BEST ST PATRICK'S DAY PUBS DUBLIN REVEALED BY PRICE 2019

    THE BEST ST PATRICK'S DAY PUBS DUBLIN REVEALED BY PRICE 2019

    St Patricks Day is one of our favourite holidays here at The Sweatershop. Every year we look forward to welcoming back the Irish diaspora to celebrate our unique culture and heritage on our national day. From traditional local pubs to lively bars, Dublin is known for its variety of venues...

  • THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO EXPLORING THE ARAN ISLANDS

    THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO EXPLORING THE ARAN ISLANDS

    Planning a day trip or a vacation to the Aran Islands? These ruggedly beautiful islands welcome around 200,000 visitors every year, all keen to catch a glimpse of real Ireland, escape from the busyness of the modern world, experience traditional culture, and of course, take in the desolate windswept beauty...

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