What is Traditional Irish Dress

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Irish Traditional Dress — what it is and what it is not.

To Dye a Saffron Colour

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Were the 16th century “saffron shirts” really dyed with expensive saffron? Or was it something else?

A Few Arguments on the Subject of Saffron

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Did they use saffron in 16th century Ireland or did they use a native dyestuff. Some arguments on both sides.

The Moy Gown — An Irish Medieval Gown

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The Moy gown was found in a peat bog in County Clare, Ireland and is the most complete gown of the medieval type in Western Europe

The Dungiven Costume — a 16thc Anglo-Irish Man’s Outfit

A farmer near Dungiven, County Derry brought into the Belfast Museum and Art Gallery a suit of clothes that he found while digging peat on his farm. The clothing found consisted of a woolen semi-circular cloak, a jacket, tartan trews, and a leather belt

Renaissance Celts?

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Looking for information on Renaissance Celts? Read this and find out why there were none and why the terms don’t make sense.

A note on the term “Celtic”

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Irish Celts? Find out why these terms are incompatible.

A 16th Century Irish Linen Headdress

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A 16th Century Irish Linen Headdress

The Shinrone Gown — An Irish Dress from the Elizabethan Age

The Shinrone Gown, an Irish wool gown from the 16th century, perfect for Renaissance Faires, Tudor reenactments, and Irish traditional weddings.

On the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish

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Some Thoughts on Eugene O’Curry’s “On the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish”