Out of town shopping centres, anchored by a major supermarket, have been developed in Ireland since the s, with Dunnes Stores' Cornelscourt being one of the first.
This fringed piece of rectangular or semi-oval cloth could be folded and slung over one shoulder, pinned with a brooch, or worn over the shoulders and head like a hoodie. Along the way, the Ionar and the Cóta Mór were added to the Irish ensemble.
It too featured open sleeves, but they were set further back to allow better frontal coverage for its wearer. An authentic Aran sweater is made from native sheep wool known as Bainen. This naturally water-resistant wool is made into thick, undyed yarn, which is then turned into the beautiful, cozy cable sweater so familiar today. Tweed is a sturdy woolen fabric, usually woven into twill or herringbone patterns.
As is the case with the Aran sweater, Irish tweed was originally intended for protection in harsh weather. The best-known of the Irish tweeds is probably the Donegal tweed, handmade in County Donegal with local foliage used to dye the wool.
A well-made tweed can through last a lifetime of inclement weather. Brogues, the quintessential Irish footwear, are sturdy leather shoes with distinctive perforations on their uppers. It has been theorized that brogues were originally intended to wear in wet conditions , with the perforations acting as water-draining mechanisms.
Though still most associated with the outdoors, brogues are now considered as appropriate footwear for most occasions, indoors or out. Of course, it would be silly to think that everyone traveling to Ireland should clad themselves solely in Irish clothing for the duration.
Still, an Irish holiday could be a great opportunity to purchase authentic pieces to take back home. Irish clothing, in particular its woolens, are both practical and attractive, and can be worn in all sorts of weather at all sorts of events. Judith Tingley is a writer, editor and multi-media artist based in Louisville, Kentucky. She studied English literature at the University of Chicago and has continued her education through classes in editing as well as writing workshops.
Judith has also edited works of science fiction and fantasy, and her artwork has been widely exhibited. Tingley, Leaf Group Updated March 15, Dublin Fashion at a Glance Gaelic Attire: Authority of Traditional Gaelic Attire: S , M , L , XL We regret that this item cannot be delivered to destinations outside the USA and Canada at this time.
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