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13 Oct: How to Store a Sweater to Last

Yes, it is winter. We all are feeling the cold and are getting our sweaters out to feel cozy. Aran Irish sweaters are something which should be carefully taken care of in order to increase their longevity. From washing to folding to storage conditions, there’s a lot to learn when it comes to how to organize your sweaters. So here are some useful tips on storing sweaters in both on- and off-seasons so they remain in perfect condition.


04 Apr: How We Celebrate Mother’s Day in Ireland | Carroll’s Irish Gifts

Mammy, mum, mom, mam, or ma – no matter what you happen to call yours, there’s an important day approaching! March 19th is Mother’s Day here in Ireland; an occasion to celebrate your nearest and dearest and let them know just how much you care.

Of course, it’s not merely about saluting the woman who gave birth to you, but about all of those who’ve played a mothering role in life. It could be an aunt or a grandmother, a sister or a family friend, or even a boss who’s been a nurturing presence as you developed into the person you are today: all of the “other mothers”, if you will! Indeed, that’s far closer to the original meaning of the holiday – which brings us to a history that might surprise you…