The Celtic Croft has a wide selection of Irish Tartans and Stuff. Premium Wool Tartan and Synthetic blends. Our tartan selection includes pretty much every tartan currently being woven. We work with eight different woolen mills to bring you the largest possible selection.
Although kilts are traditionally associated with Scotland, they are also long-established in Irish culture. Kilts are worn in both Scotland and Ireland as a symbol of pride and a celebration. Each country’s kilt has many differences which we’ll explore in this post.
This is where the Scottish and Irish kilts differ the most, as the tartan in which the kilts are made have very different origins and meanings. Scottish tartans are a representation of a Scottish clan, and each Scottish family has their own tartan, distinguished by their surname. There are over 25,000 registered Scottish tartans.
However, Irish tartans are designed to represent the districts and counties of Ireland. For example, if you originated from Cork, you would wear a kilt made with the Cork County Tartan.
Made from 100% pure new wool, woven in Scotland (yes, Irish tartans, woven in Scotland). All tartans are double width (54-60 inches wide) unless otherwise specified. Because it is cut from the roll and shipped from Scotland just for you, tartan yardage is considered a special order item.