The Aran Fisherman Sweater takes its name from Inishmore, Inishmaan and Inisheer – the Aran Islands, on the West Coast of Ireland.
The Aran Fisherman Sweater continues the age-old Celtic tradition of the wives and daughters of fishermen knitting rugged garments for their husbands and other family members to protect them against the harsh struggles of daily life at sea on the wild and stormy Atlantic Coast.
How Aran Fisherman Sweaters are made
Although each Irish Aran sweater tells its own story, the basic stitches of cable, honeycomb, trinity, etc. incorporate elements of sea, land and religion in an intricate pattern. These old and time-honored stitches are a unique part of Ireland’s heritage.
Irish Aran Sweaters are made with pride here on the West Coast of Ireland. All of our Irish Aran Sweaters are made from pure new wool, and we hope you will think of Donegal and its people when you wear it.
Aran Irish Sweaters Make The Perfect Gift
Irish Aran Sweaters are the perfect gift for the special person in your life, especially if they have Irish roots. Our range of Aran Irish Sweaters cater for a wide variety of tastes and styles.
Browse our range of Men’s Aran Irish Sweaters which includes heavyweight and hardwearing styles to protect against cold temperatures. We also offer stylish options for casual day and evening wear.
We have a beautiful offering of ladies Irish Aran Sweaters from traditional to knee length cardigans, and luxurious occasion wear sweaters.
Our adorable selection of Aran Sweaters for children are a miniature version of the real thing and are suitable for both girls and boys.