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Aran Inspired

Fisherman Sweater and Aran Islands

The Aran Islanders are tough strong people. The Aran Islands may surely be one of the most beautiful places on earth but they are also a hard place to live. The people of Aran made a living from cultivating the poor land and especially the sea. Fishing was and remains crucial to the life of the Aran Islanders. Without the sea and fishing the Islander could not have survived long. The land of Aran is simply too poor.

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Aran Sweaters and Celtic Designs

There are many reasons to wear an Aran Sweater or Cardigan. They are made from the highest quality wool. They provide great warmth and comfort in any weather. They are easy to wear and comfortable. They are part of the heritage of Ireland. The Aran Sweater or Cardigan is a remarkable piece of knitwear for many reasons.

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Storytelling and Aran Sweaters

In Ireland there has been a long tradition of storytelling. The art of the seanahaí, the traditional way of telling a story continues to this day in homes and pubs. The Irish are a nation of born storytellers. There is nothing like an Irish story- nowhere else will you find stories with as much life or warmth. Everything the Irish say, even the most commonplace and trivial thing becomes a story. Ask an Irish farmer on a country road for directions and it will turn into a story of his life, times and the area!

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Aran Sweaters and Ireland

Countless numbers have left the shores of Ireland over the centuries and they still continue to leave today.  Because of this history of emigration there are Irish communities all over the world. Leaving one’s homeland, family and friends can be one of the most difficult things a person can do. Many of the Irish emigrants had no choice and they simply had to make the hard decision to leave their native home and loved ones  in Ireland. Many never saw their homes again.

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A Fisherman in New York

I recently visited a friend of mine who has been living in New York for the past 7 years. I love the energy and buzz of NYC. I particular love the various styles and trends of fashion that you come across. It seems to change on every street corner.

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