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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. Muir turquoise classic ribbed fisherman merino wool hat On Sale

    Inis Meain Muir turquoise classic ribbed fisherman merino wool hat

    Regular Price $85.00 Special Price $68.00 You Save 20%
  2. Navy classic ribbed fisherman merino wool hat (restock) On Sale

    Inis Meain Navy classic ribbed fisherman merino wool hat (restock)

    Regular Price $85.00 Special Price $68.00 You Save 20%
  3. Black classic ribbed fisherman merino wool hat (restock) On Sale

    Inis Meain Black classic ribbed fisherman merino wool hat (restock)

    Regular Price $85.00 Special Price $68.00 You Save 20%
  4. Alpine green classic ribbed fisherman merino wool hat (restock) On Sale

    Inis Meain Alpine green classic ribbed fisherman merino wool hat (restock)

    Regular Price $85.00 Special Price $68.00 You Save 20%
  5. Bordeaux classic ribbed fisherman merino wool hat (restock) On Sale

    Inis Meain Bordeaux classic ribbed fisherman merino wool hat (restock)

    Regular Price $85.00 Special Price $68.00 You Save 20%
  6. Sabbia light beige classic ribbed fisherman merino wool hat (restock) On Sale

    Inis Meain Sabbia light beige classic ribbed fisherman merino wool hat (restock)

    Regular Price $85.00 Special Price $68.00 You Save 20%
  7. Peltro grey classic ribbed fisherman merino wool hat (restock) On Sale

    Inis Meain Peltro grey classic ribbed fisherman merino wool hat (restock)

    Regular Price $85.00 Special Price $68.00 You Save 20%
  8. "Sligo" dark brown wool and cashmere donegal ribbed knit fisherman hat On Sale

    Inis Meain "Sligo" dark brown wool and cashmere donegal ribbed knit fisherman hat

    Regular Price $115.00 Special Price $92.00 You Save 20%
  9. "Kilkenny" chili red wool and cashmere donegal ribbed fisherman hat (restock) On Sale

    Inis Meain "Kilkenny" chili red wool and cashmere donegal ribbed fisherman hat (restock)

    Regular Price $115.00 Special Price $92.00 You Save 20%
  10. Beige boiled alpaca scarf (restock) On Sale

    Inis Meain Beige boiled alpaca scarf (restock)

    Regular Price $275.00 Special Price $220.00 You Save 20%
  11. Brown boiled alpaca scarf (restock) On Sale

    Inis Meain Brown boiled alpaca scarf (restock)

    Regular Price $275.00 Special Price $220.00 You Save 20%
  12. Inis Meain Ombre charcoal grey merino wool and cashmere crewneck sweater

    Regular Price $475.00 Special Price $380.00 You Save 20%
  13. Inis Meain Ombre ochre/taupe merino wool and cashmere crewneck sweater

    Regular Price $475.00 Special Price $380.00 You Save 20%
  14. Inis Meain Ombre burgundy/rust merino wool and cashmere crewneck sweater

    Regular Price $475.00 Special Price $380.00 You Save 20%
  15. Inis Meain Ombre burgundy/rust merino wool and cashmere "Boatbuilder" turtleneck

    Regular Price $595.00 Special Price $476.00 You Save 20%
  16. Inis Meain Mixed brown merino wool "Beairtini" bubble stitch crewneck sweater

    Regular Price $335.00 Special Price $251.25 You Save 25%
  17. Inis Meain Beige donegal merino wool and cashmere crewneck sweater (restock)

    Regular Price $455.00 Special Price $364.00 You Save 20%
  18. Inis Meain Navy donegal merino wool and cashmere crewneck sweater (restock)

    Regular Price $455.00 Special Price $364.00 You Save 20%
  19. Inis Meain Wine donegal merino wool and cashmere crewneck sweater (restock)

    Regular Price $455.00 Special Price $364.00 You Save 20%
  20. Inis Meain "Oyster" grey merino wool Aran cable crewneck sweater (restock)

    Regular Price $375.00 Special Price $300.00 You Save 20%
  21. Inis Meain Exclusive "Turf" alpaca & silk rollneck sweater

    Regular Price $395.00 Special Price $296.25 You Save 25%
  22. Inis Meain Exclusive "Pluirin" alpaca & silk rollneck sweater

    Regular Price $395.00 Special Price $296.25 You Save 25%
  23. Inis Meain Exclusive ecru alpaca & silk rollneck sweater (restock)

    Regular Price $395.00 Special Price $316.00 You Save 20%
  24. Inis Meain Exclusive charcoal alpaca & silk rollneck sweater (restock)

    Regular Price $395.00 Special Price $296.25 You Save 25%

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