An Leine Crioch — The Irish Leine in the 16th century


There seems to be much confusion regarding what the léine was, what material it was made from, what it looked like, and even how the word was pronounced (LAY-nah). This survey of historical evidence is written with the intention of lifting some of that confusion.

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