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The Aran Islands – Another World

My first introduction to the Aran Islands was through the photography of Bill Doyle. Doyle, who passed away last year at the age of 85, was often referred to as Ireland’s Cartier-Bresson and had a knack for artfully capturing the scenes of the world around him. During his trips to the islands, he was able [...]

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The Aran Sweater Story Continued – Stitches at Sea

Here’s another great article on the background of Aran sweaters. From Stitches at Sea, by Linda Cortright: Up until the latter part of the 20th century, most islanders (total population 1,218) were still engaged in either fishing or farming – each one presenting a formidable set of challenges. But times have changed all that and [...]

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Inis Meáin Kniting Company

The Inis Meáin Kniting Company has been creating some of the world’s best Aran sweaters for several decades. It is named after the island their factory resides on, Inis Meáin, the second largest of the three Aran islands. They’re the type of sweaters that would last you a lifetime.  Only a few online stores carry [...]

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