Explore Ireland’s heritage of weaving, knitting, tweeds, and lace making. Visit the Aran Islands where West Coast fishermen have worn Aran sweaters for generations. The patterns are so varied and intricate that it is said a drowned man could be recognised by his pullover alone. Take a trip to the famed Blarney Woolen Mills, built in 1823, was originally known as Mahony's Mills and provided valuable employment to the people of Blarney and surrounding areas. It was a water powered mill and it produced tweeds and woollens for the home and export markets.