Background: Kathleen's Authentic Handknits is a small family run business situated in the south-west of Donegal, just outside the major fishing port of Killybegs. Kathleen started in the hand knitted sweater business (not to be confused with hand-loomed) over fifteen years ago and the business has since gone from strength to strength. She now not only knits & designs her own sweaters but also has a highly skilled team of local people working for her creating hand-knit sweaters. She has expanded her business from sales at her home to include mail orders and sends sweaters all over the world.

Location: Kathleen's is located in the Northwest of Ireland, just outside of the major fishing port of Killybegs in County Donegal.

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Directions from Killybegs: Drive through Killybegs towards Kilcar for approx. 5 miles and take the Scenic coast road turn-off to the left, after passing the Blue Haven restaurant. Follow the road for approx. 2 miles until you come in view of Tra Lore beach where you will see the sign for Kathleen's Aran Hand-knits which is off to the left where a treat awaits you!!!.   

Picture of Kathleen's House

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Sweaters Folio: Displayed here is a selection of sweaters and accessories available from Kathleen. Sweaters can also be custom made to size, style, colour and pattern as requested. If travelling in Ireland, come and visit Kathleen at her cottage and design your own sweater over a cup of tea or coffee. Sweater prices range from 130 euro. Click here to see folio of sweaters

Contact DetailsPhone Kathleen at +353-74-9738355 or

Mail: Kathleen Meehan,
        Aran Handknit Sweaters,
        Co. Donegal,


Mail Order Details: Send details of measurements (including sleeve measurements (under-arm to wrist), Chest width and required length) colour and design of your Aran sweater to Kathleen via post or Email at

Other Websites of Interest:

Kilcar Homepage