Each of the 32 counties in Ireland are represented by their own unique tartan.
County Down is part of the Ulster Province in Northern Ireland. Clans originating or associated with this county include: Andley, Arthur, Bell, Black, Boyd, Brown, Campbel, Carlan, Cormac, Cooper, Copeland, DeBurgho, DeConway, DeCourcy, DeLacy, Dromore, Fitzsimmon, Fullerton, Garvey, Gillespie, Gilmore, Graham, Hamilton, Johnston, Jordan, Lynch, MacArthur, MacCartan, MacClean, MacDunlevy, MacGilmore, MacGinnis, MacGivern, MacGowan, MacGuinness, MacMurray, MacRory, Mandeville, Martell, Martin, Murray, O'Colgan, O'Colter, O'Cormack, O'Devaney, O'Donegan, O'Gowan, O'Hanvey, O'Hoey, O'Kelly, O'Lavery, O'Lawlor, O'Lawry, O'Lonegan, O'Loughman, O'Macken, O'Mahon, O'Moore, O'Moran, O'Mulcreevy, O'Mulligan, O'Neill, O'Rogan, O'Rooney, Patrick, Pattan, Patterson, Riddell, Robinson, Russell, Savage, Scott, Smith, Smyth, Staunton, Thompson, Ward, White, Wilson.
The County Down Tartan is Made in Scotland of 100% Pure Scottish Wool and can be woven into the following items:
Traditional Kilt- Custom made to your measurement. This kilt features:
- 13 oz. Pure Wool fabric
- Sewn down 3-inch pleats
- Pleat to Sett
- 3 leather straps for a secure, comfortable fit.
- Soft, comfortable interior lining
- Please allow 8-10 weeks for delivery.
Lambswool Scarf- These 100% Lambswool scarves are brushed to a luxurious raised finish and are sized at a generous 70 x 11 inches with purled fringes.
Neck Ties- Plainweave ties in a lightweight 100% Pure New Wool.
Flashes- Chevron cut flashes on an adjustable garter and presented on a display card.
Full Fly Plaid- Fringed on all four sides, measures 55 x 55 inches, and made from single width fabric with a centre stitch.
Mini Fly Plaid- Fringed on all four sides, measures 30 x 35 inches with no centre stitch.
Piper's Plaid- Traditionally made full Piper’s long plaid with knotted fringe. Made to measure.
Drummer's Belted Plaid- Traditional Drummer’s belted plaid. Made to measure.
Swatches and fabric by the metre are also available.
County Down Tartan
An Important Note on Measuring:
It's crucial to measure correctly for our kilts as they are made exactly to the measurements you supply us. Please see our step by step instructions on "How to measure for your custom kilt" below. You can also send us a message for further help measuring if you like. Please note, Returns are not available for custom kilts.
Have someone help you with these measurements if possible.
To obtain the waist measurement, measure around the navel. This is your natural waist. It's important to relax (no sucking it in) when taking this measurement so the kilt will not fit too tightly. Remember, a kilt is all about comfort!
To obtain a hip measurement, measure the distance around your pelvic area at the widest point of your body, leaving 2 fingers in between the tape and your body so it's not too tight.
To obtain the length, measure the distance between the natural waist and the middle of the knee cap. A good way to do this is to kneel on the floor and measure the distance from the natural waist to the floor.
For Traditional Kilt and Plaids- Allow 8-10 weeks
For Tartan Accessories (ie. Neck Ties, Scarves, or fabric)- Allow 1-4 weeks
If you need an item sooner, please contact us and we'll see what we can do.