Oíche Fhéil Sain SeáinWarmth from the Edge of the World

21st June 2024

Oíche Fhéil Sain Seáin
Oíche Fhéil Sain Seáin, St. John's Eve, is a special summer's night on Inis Meáin. Falling on June 23rd, bonfires are widely lit in the west of Ireland, however on Inis Meáin it is also a celebration of the patron saint of the island. The Knitwear Workshop is closed for an Island Holiday on June 24th for St. John's Day - conveniently as all the revelry happens the night before. read more

The Inis Meáin Pub Jacket A Financial Times Cult Item

27th April 2024

The Inis Meáin Pub Jacket
At Inis Meáin we are proud to continue to design and make all of our exceptional knitwear in our own Aran Islands workshop in Ireland for almost 50 years now — read about it and about some of the exciting Irish creatives following in our footsteps in the Financial Times' How to Spend It Magazine. read more

Bronntanas ó Inis Meáin do Lá Fhéile Pádraig

6th March 2024

Bronntanas ó Inis Meáin do Lá Fhéile Pádraig
March signifies the deepening of spring on the island, with more fresh growth, longer evenings and our unique and highly anticipated St. Patrick’s Day Cead Tournament. This ancient game is played only on Inis Meáin and only on St. Patrick’s Day, no matter what the weather. read more

Tones of Island Sea Pink Inspiring Gifts of Feminine Beauty

20th February 2024

Tones of Island Sea Pink           Inspiring Gifts of Feminine Beauty
Sea Thrift (Armeria Maritima), also known as Sea Pink or Cliff Rose, blossoms in abundance on the island in spring and summer. Our 100% natural Linen Tunic, with its roll cuff, hem and neckline is knit in beautiful and varied shades of pink and white, taking inspiration from this bloom to create our Pink Marl colourway. Also available in sea-inspired Blue Mix and Navy Marl, all offering a distinguished mélange effect, for a relaxed, summery look. read more

Seasonal TransitionTeacht an bhFómhair

31st August 2023

Seasonal Transition
Until the first daily boat service to Inis Meáin began in the late 1990s, travel to and from Inis Meáin was very difficult, and to this day Inis Meáin remains a remote outpost, where traditions are cherished. A journey to or from the island involves an hour's ferry journey or a 10 seater plane ride to rural Connemara - neither of which makes a daily commute possible. Hence a seasonal movement of people, both to and from the island, as the visitor season ends and the academic year begins read more

Unique St. Patrick’s Day Island Traditions

14th March 2023

Unique St. Patrick’s Day Island Traditions
People all over the world join in the tradition of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th. Yet nowhere celebrates Ireland’s national day quite like we do here on Inis Meáin, with a Cead tournament. read more

The Feast of St. Brigid
Lá ‘le Bríde

9th February 2023

The Feast of St. Brigid<br>Lá ‘le Bríde
There is a very old custom or ritual, which has been practised in the island for centuries. On the eve of the feast of St Brigid, January 31st, all the young girls (under twelve) visited every house in the island with a Brídeog, a doll made of straw and clothed in a bright dress, ribbons and some jewellery. read more

The People Behind the Brand

20th September 2018

The People Behind the Brand
Launching our portrait series on instagram, an introduction to the people behind the brand. Cniotáil Inis Meáin was founded on the island in 1976 by Tarlach de Blacám and Áine Ní Chongaile, inspired by the unique spirit, environment and heritage of the place. When the couple  married in 1973, they were determined to make their... read more

Cóta Raiftearaí An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

5th September 2018

Cóta Raiftearaí An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.
Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar accepting a gift of Cóta Raiftearaí at the official opening of newly independent Coláiste Naomh Eoin, Inis Meáin this week. Inspired by the famed 19th century poet Raftery and his epic poem Seanchas na Sceiche. In it he berates a bush, which he found by the roadside and which failed him in his... 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