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The Aran Islands lie off the west coast of Ireland, a reminder of the ancient society that modern Ireland has left behind. Stone walls divide property and grazing grounds. Irish is still the most commonly spoken language on the islands. The boat ride from the mainland to Inis Mor, the largest of the islands, will test the most sturdy stomachs, and serves as a reminder of the wet and windy conditions local fishermen face to make their living.

Inis Meain, the name of the second biggest island, means “middle island” in Irish. Unlike Inis Mor, which hosts boatloads of tourists in the summer, Inis Meain is usually visited only for day trips. These visitors stay for long enough to hike out to Dun Conchoir, the pre-Christian stone fort, and to watch the cauldron of the ocean rage a hundred feet below the sheer cliffs.

Only about two hundred people live on Inis Meain. These people are survivors - of harsh weather, of isolation, of modernity. One of the many survival skills they mastered is knitting. It’s this skill that the knitwear company Inis Meain draws on in their sweaters. Former Celtic scholar Talrach di Blacam founded the company with his wife with to protect and expand this Aran tradition. Each sweater is produced on the island. Many are inspired directly by traditional designs, cable knits winding and crossing over each other like the stone walls that divide Inis Meain.

Some brands are distinguished by their history of catering to Hollywood, Wall Street, or Buckingham Palace. We are proud to carry a brand with what is in many ways a more dignified pedigree - Inis Meain, heir to the knitting tradition that has warmed centuries of Irish fishermen.

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  1. Brown scarf in boiled Alpaca Brown scarf in boiled Alpaca New
  2. Beige scarf in boiled Alpaca Beige scarf in boiled Alpaca New
  3. Ribbed knit fisherman hat in brown merino wool Ribbed knit fisherman hat in brown merino wool New
  4. Ribbed knit fisherman hat in "Kilkenny" chili red wool and cashmere donegal Ribbed knit fisherman hat in "Kilkenny" chili red wool and cashmere donegal New
  5. Ribbed knit fisherman hat in ochre merino wool Ribbed knit fisherman hat in ochre merino wool New
  6. Ribbed knit fisherman hat in "Sloe" blue merino wool Ribbed knit fisherman hat in "Sloe" blue merino wool New
  7. Ribbed knit fisherman hat in "Longford" grey wool and cashmere donegal Ribbed knit fisherman hat in "Longford" grey wool and cashmere donegal New
  8. Tunic sweater in "Turf/Tegola" brown/orange merino wool, alpaca and silk Tunic sweater in "Turf/Tegola" brown/orange merino wool, alpaca and silk New
  9. "Claiochai" Stonewall pattern sweater in dark green merino wool and cashmere "Claiochai" Stonewall pattern sweater in dark green merino wool and cashmere New
  10. Rollneck sweater in charcoal alpaca and silk Rollneck sweater in charcoal alpaca and silk New
  11. Aran Cable crewneck sweater in "Bracken" mixed brown merino wool Aran Cable crewneck sweater in "Bracken" mixed brown merino wool New
  12. Aran Cable crewneck sweater in "Oyster" grey merino wool Aran Cable crewneck sweater in "Oyster" grey merino wool New
  13. Crewneck sweater in wine donegal merino wool and cashmere Crewneck sweater in wine donegal merino wool and cashmere New
  14. Crewneck sweater in navy donegal merino wool and cashmere Crewneck sweater in navy donegal merino wool and cashmere New
  15. Crewneck sweater in beige donegal merino wool and cashmere Crewneck sweater in beige donegal merino wool and cashmere New
  16. Exclusive Mockneck sweater in aubergine baby alpaca and silk Exclusive Mockneck sweater in aubergine baby alpaca and silk New
  17. Exclusive mockneck sweater in charcoal baby alpaca and silk Exclusive mockneck sweater in charcoal baby alpaca and silk New
  18. Exclusive mockneck sweater in "Nostoc" blue-grey baby alpaca and silk Exclusive mockneck sweater in "Nostoc" blue-grey baby alpaca and silk New
  19. "Down" beige donegal ribbed fisherman wool & cashmere hat "Down" beige donegal ribbed fisherman wool & cashmere hat New
  20. "Sabbia" light beige classic ribbed fisherman merino wool hat "Sabbia" light beige classic ribbed fisherman merino wool hat New
  21. "Tegola" orange classic ribbed fisherman merino wool hat "Tegola" orange classic ribbed fisherman merino wool hat New
  22. "Peltro" grey classic ribbed fisherman merino wool hat "Peltro" grey classic ribbed fisherman merino wool hat New
  23. Bordeaux classic ribbed fisherman merino wool hat Bordeaux classic ribbed fisherman merino wool hat New
  24. "Turf" brown/grey alpaca & silk rolled edge tunic sweater (Exclusive) "Turf" brown/grey alpaca & silk rolled edge tunic sweater (Exclusive) New
  25. "Oatmeal" alpaca & silk rolled edge tunic sweater (Exclusive) "Oatmeal" alpaca & silk rolled edge tunic sweater (Exclusive) New
  26. "Fern" ochre alpaca & silk rolled edge tunic sweater (Exclusive) "Fern" ochre alpaca & silk rolled edge tunic sweater (Exclusive) New
  27. Ecru alpaca & silk rollneck sweater Ecru alpaca & silk rollneck sweater New
  28. Navy classic ribbed fisherman merino wool hat Navy classic ribbed fisherman merino wool hat New
  29. Rust classic ribbed fisherman merino wool hat Rust classic ribbed fisherman merino wool hat New
  30. "Alpine" green classic ribbed fisherman merino wool hat "Alpine" green classic ribbed fisherman merino wool hat New
  31. Black classic ribbed fisherman merino wool hat Black classic ribbed fisherman merino wool hat New

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