Introducing Limited Island Editions

11th June 2021

Introducing Limited Island Editions
Each season, during the development of our collections, we go through a testing process to tease out conceptual ideas, colours and production methods. Not all of these variations end up fitting within the final collection, often leaving us with a number of very unique, garments that don’t reach all or any of our clients. We have decided to make some of these available exclusively through our online store. Each week from today, we will be releasing one of these special garments, in very limited numbers. read more

Limited Edition Claíochaí Sweater

5th May 2020

Limited Edition Claíochaí Sweater
From a very young age islanders learn knitting (Cniotáil) and dry stone walling (Tógáil Claíochaí) from their parents and they become master craftspeople in their teens. The Claíochaí range is inspired by these crafts and attempts to bring a new dimension to a craft that the artist Seán Scully calls ‘Art'. read more

Tom Stubbs × Inis Meáin

28th April 2020

Tom Stubbs × Inis Meáin
Inis Meáin featured in Tom Stubb’s recent Mood Wall Series for the Campaign for Wool. In it Irish musician Maurice O’ Connor wears our Cashmere and Merino Claíochaí Crew Neck inspired by dry stone walls of the island. The intricate design uses a variety of stitches to emulate wall patterns such as, plated moss stitch, plated moss... read more

Pitti Uomo 94, Florence

12th June 2018

Pitti Uomo 94, Florence
  Pitti Uomo June 2018. SS19 in 100% linen and linen blends. Colours resonant of island landscape and seascape. read more

Éigse Dara Beag 6–8 Deireadh Fómhair 2017

12th October 2017

Éigse Dara Beag 6–8 Deireadh Fómhair 2017
(Éigse is best translated as an “assembly of poets”) Last weekend the island celebrated in a great weekend of music and poetry in Inis Meáin to commemorate local poet or bard – Dara Beag – who died almost exactly five years ago. “Nuair a thiteann laoch, ardaíonn sé deannach na mblianta cróga; Nuair a thiteann laoch,... read more

Fisherman’s Sweater

4th September 2017

Fisherman’s Sweater
The tradition of the Aran workwear sweater where island women folk knited sweaters for their fishermen husbands and family is well known. For this collection Inis Meáin challenged Lucy Downes of Sphere One, a modern knit design label, to come up with a new Aran. While the intricate cabling of traditional Aran has been often... read more

How To Spend It – Storm Jacket Feature

21st November 2016

How To Spend It – Storm Jacket Feature
The signature piece of our Autumn/Winter 2016 collection – The Storm Jacket – was recently featured in The Financial Times How to spend it supplement. This piece was inspired by jackets made for island weather, especially the harsh winter storms. A key feature is the extra layer of knit on the shoulders for warmth and protection... read more

INIS MEÁIN × Bonne Gueule

20th October 2016

We are pleased to announce our collaboration with the French Fashion Blog Bonne Gueule to launch an exclusive INIS MEÁIN Shawl collar cardigan. This style is crafted in Donegal Yarn and uses the unique Beairtíní stitch. Benoit Wojtenka and Geoffrey Bruyere of Bonne Gueule came to visit Inis Meáin for two days to learn in... read more

In the Press

29th April 2016

In the Press
Our latest pub-jackets are favourites from the collection with everybody for Spring/Summer 2016. In 100% Organic Pima Cotton in BARNEYS and in 100% Linen in MATCHES FASHION and Damien Foxe selected Linen Military Khaki for his photoshoot for the Financial Times. Our Donegal Linen T Shirt was also a huge favourite. See BARNEYS photo Barneys... read more

Robb Report

10th February 2016

Robb Report
We are proud to announce that we have been featured in Robb Report’s just-released February 2016 #RRBucketList issue. Click here to read the article. In case you didn’t know Robb Report magazine is described as the definitive authority on connoisseurship for ultra-affluent consumers… read more