Máirtín Beag Galánta A Century of Style

9th July 2021

Máirtín Beag Galánta A Century of Style
A century ago, Máire Cáit, a skilled knitter with a wonderful imagination, wanted her fisherman husband Máirtín Beag’s workwear to look as special as his Sunday Best, and began to create her own distinctive design flourishes. Our Limited Edition Máirtín Beag Galánta is inspired by this story. An elegant and understated navy cashmere blend with a gorgeous soft handle, made and hand-finished in in our Aran Islands studio. Launching on July 23rd. read more

The Feast of St. Brigid

1st February 2021

The Feast of St. Brigid
Lá ‘le Bríde/St Brigid’s Day is special in Inis Meáin, where rituals from early Christian times and earlier are enacted, commemorating the reawakening of the earth and a new beginning. Young girls visit each house with a Brídeog and recite a prayer and a blessing. Years ago they used to get a gift of eggs which were becoming plentiful again. read more

The world’s most remote fashion label

22nd March 2019

The world’s most remote fashion label
On a tiny island off the west coast of Ireland, Inis Meáin draws on land– scape and tradition to create clothing beloved from New York to Tokyo. Established in 1976, the Inis Meáin Knitting Company has achieved the remarkable feat of transforming a local cottage industry – and in this case, those words are literal – into... 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

How to spend it — Financial Times

24th November 2015

How to spend it — Financial Times
Some of our current womenswear features in the recent Christmas issue of the Financial Times — How to spend it — supplement. With stunning photography and styling by Damian Foxe. The striking imagery felt particularly appropriate to the island landscape and reminded us of the red petticoats worn, in the not so distant past, by... read more

Pitti Uomo Firenze, Spring / Summer 2013

19th June 2012

Pitti Uomo Firenze, Spring / Summer 2013
Ba dheas an t-athrú ar aeráid an oileáin é tuirlingt i mbrothall Firenze le teocht 30 céim celsius…ar feadh thart ar chúig nóiméad! But we acclimatised and got down to work and had a great show.  A wonderful colour picture from 1973 taken by Chris Rodmell of harvesting the rye was the splendid backdrop to... read more



Storm In November

12th November 2010

Storm In November
Tá an Geimhreadh taghta i ndáiríre inniu. Today Winter has really arrived.
As they say here, ”tá sé ina dheatach”, which translates, ”it (the wind) is blowing smoke”. 
And the waves are coming over the storm wall at the old pier, ”tá farraigí ag goil thar féar glas” or ”the seas are rolling over the green... read more