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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.

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.

Proof against the Existence of an Irish Kilt

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

There was no such thing as an Irish kilt until 1916. Has a kiltmaker tried to snow you lately? Read and find out the truth.

The Carnamoyle Stockings — 16thc Knit Wool Hose

The Carnamoyle Stocking is a fragmentary knitted wool stocking from the 16th or 17th century in Ireland.

Sources for Irish Re-enactors

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

A reviewed and annotated list of books for Irish reenactors and others with an interest in pre-modern Irish history

Dyeing with Real Saffron

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

Dyeing linen with real saffron

The Kilcommon Costume — a 16thc Irish kern’s clothes

A suit of clothes dating to the late 16th or early 17th century was found in Kilcommon Bog, Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland. It consisted of a jacket and trews (pants) and accessories of native manufacture.

To Dye a Saffron Colour

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

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

A Few Arguments on the Subject of Saffron

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

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

On February 27, 2008, Posted by , In Irish, tagged in ,,,, , With 3 Comments

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