Ireland

Irish headdress avaWe know dozens or even hundreds of different hairstyles today and are able to choose the one we like, no matter where we’re from, what our marital status is, or what the tradition of our people dictates. But in the past, one’s appearance often showed off all of the mentioned things. You could look at a person and tell who he or she was just by the person’s hair, headdress, clothing, accessories. For example, here’s what we know about Irish typical hairstyles and headpieces in the early modern period. What did Irish people do with their hair in the 1530s-1800?

Irish clothing avaIn this material, we’re going to find out what garments were used by men in Ireland in the Gaelic period (from the prehistoric era until the early 17th century), how people called those items, what Irish clothing traditions were like at the time, etc. But we’ll talk about only men’s attire. If you’re not of Irish origin, it’s highly likely that you’ve never heard these terms before, so this will be interesting. We promise!