Named after the islands of Ireland, and inspired by their stories and history, our Island Range of shawls and scarves is a fusion of modern Irish design and colour palette together with the traditional Celtic knot weave or ‘snaidhm celtic’ in Irish/Gaelic. This union of old and new creates a stunning range of exciting and innovative Pashminas that will bring a splash of Celtic splendour to transform any outfit in your wardrobe.
Toraigh – Celtic Pashmina Scarf
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Toraigh lies 9 miles off the north-west coast of County Donegal, Toraigh (pronounced Tory) is the most remote of Ireland’s inhabited islands where people still talk of ‘travelling to Ireland’.
Toraigh is famous for its school of ‘primitive painters’, who were encouraged by the internationally famous painter, the late Derek Hill. Gailearaí Dixon exhibits the work of island artists. Interesting historical sites include a round tower that once protected monks from Viking raids, the ruins of St Colmcille’s 6th century monastery and the intriguing Tau Cross that suggests early seafaring links to the Coptic Christians of Egypt.