The Aran Sweater

To celebrate St. Patrick's day I thought I would share with you this delightful video about the Aran sweater. These sweaters are knitted with many distinct patterns of stitches, and were warm and rain resistant, ideally suited for the farmers and fishermen of the islands.

Situated in Galway Bay, the Aran Islands (Inishmór, Inishmaan and Inisheer)  have been inhabited for some 4000 years and the prehistoric forts of Dún Aengus and Dún Chonchúir are thought to have been built in the second century BCE.

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