What is Traditional Irish Dress

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

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

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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.