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Humble Aran jumper back in vogue with world-renowned designers such as ...
Irish IndependentAnd, of course, there's a hefty price tag to match the popularity, with Valentino's Agnona camel cashmere Aran, for instance, topping Â£1,200. That's quite a hike when you can buy a traditional Aran jumper for around â‚¬70 in Ireland. Paul Sally, manager ...
Who knew my lumpy old sweater would end up on Goop?
Irish TimesI had an Aran jumper when I was child. I wasn't alone; everyone in my suburban universe had an Aran jumper. People with cloudy midriffs and glasses perched on the ends of their powdery noses, usually great-aunts or grandmothers, knitted these jumpers ...
Sweater weather: The Aran jumper
The Boston Globe
The Boston GlobeYou may already know the Aran jumper. The Irish fisherman's sweaters have become unisex staples and coveted secondhand-store finds, but have also developed their own cultural mythology. Handknit for generations, they have since been replicated and ...
Fianna Fail launches plan for future of Aran Islands on Inis Mor
Galway Bay FM
Galway Bay FMHe's joined by Galway West Deputy Eamon O' Cuiv to launch the 12-point plan, which outlines a range of social and economic initiatives for the islands. The plan commits to appointing a Senior Minister with day-to-day responsibility for the Islands ...
Aran-born missionary, teacher and devoted husband
Irish TimesPÃ¡draig O'Toole, who has died aged 77, was an Aran island-born educationalist, humanitarian, author and former priest whose diverse missionary experience abroad ranged from working on death row to serving as principal of a Muslim secondary school in ...
Genius in the making: Orson Welles in Ireland
Irish Independent... to visit the Aran Islands. Young Orson spent some time on Inisheer, where he was fondly remembered for his enthusiastic dancing, but an account he gave late in his life appears to contradict the popular view of chaste, Catholic, early 20th-century ...
Dramatic trawler sinking brings tension to TG4 documentary
Irish TimesWhen TG4 commissioned fisherman Michael Conneely to make a documentary on an Aran island fleet's winter pursuit of mackerel, it never expected the footage would include a dramatic sinking. Nor did Conneely (33) expect he would be plucked from the ...
Concerns over future of eight million euro pier development on Inis Oirr
Galway Bay FM
Galway Bay FMGalway Bay fm newsroom â€“ A major development on the pier in InisOirr â€“ one of the three Aran Islands â€“ is in jeopardy unless Galway County Council can find the funds to match the Department of the Environment's projected expenditure on the project.
Blarney Woollen Mills Irish gift guide for 2015
IrishCentralOur hand-knits are knitted in Donegal, a picturesque county in the north west of Ireland. They are designed exclusively for Blarney Woollen Mills and inspired by maritime life. Each knitter has her own style of hand knitting so even following the same ...
Three major Irish art auctions in a row to end 2015
Irish TimesLot 18 is an intriguing painting, Airman Of Inisheer, by Margaret Clarke (artist and wife of stained-glass maestro Harry Clarke) which depicts an airman encountering traditionally dressed colleens on the Aran island. Whyte's said although they landed ...
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