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What is Traditional Irish Dress

On April 24, 2008, Posted by , In Irish, tagged in ,, , With Comments Off

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

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?

On February 27, 2008, Posted by , In Irish,Scottish, tagged in , With Comments Off

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”

On February 27, 2008, Posted by , In Irish,Scottish, tagged in ,, , With Comments Off

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

On February 27, 2008, Posted by , In Irish, tagged in , With Comments Off

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

What We Wear at Reenactments

Reconstructing History provides historical documentation and information on historical clothing to re-enactors and the just-plain-curious to help them learn about historical clothing and construct accurate replicas of this garb for living history demonstrations.

The Invention of Drawstrings and Pleated Sleeves

On February 27, 2008, Posted by , In Irish, tagged in ,, , With Comments Off

There were no drawstrings or pleats in the sleeves of Irish leinte. Read and find out where the drawstrings came from.

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

The Irish leine in the 16th century was a full-bodied shirt-like garment of linen.