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    I love that tartan!

    I have a sample of it right here...

    Being as one branch of my family is from Cavan I really should pull the trigger on a Cavan kilt!

    And pleated just how you have done. It's lovely.

    My only reservation is that it's evidently only woven in 13oz, and I prefer 16oz.

    Does your kilt feel like it has sufficient substance/heft to it?
    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first Europeans on the Guyandotte

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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    I love that tartan!

    I have a sample of it right here...

    Being as one branch of my family is from Cavan I really should pull the trigger on a Cavan kilt!

    And pleated just how you have done. It's lovely.

    My only reservation is that it's evidently only woven in 13oz, and I prefer 16oz.

    Does your kilt feel like it has sufficient substance/heft to it?
    I, too, prefer 16 oz. I have a 13 oz 5-yard kilt from Rocky and it's too "light" for me, however, I have a 13 oz kilt in the 8-yard style from Barbara and it's fabulous. Wonderful stuff. Pull that trigger!

    (My father's family, surname Leddy, is from Cavan.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    I love that tartan!

    I have a sample of it right here...

    Being as one branch of my family is from Cavan I really should pull the trigger on a Cavan kilt!

    And pleated just how you have done. It's lovely.

    My only reservation is that it's evidently only woven in 13oz, and I prefer 16oz.

    Does your kilt feel like it has sufficient substance/heft to it?
    It truly is a beauty. County Cavan is where grandpa Markey came from (my wife's) and i wear it proudly.

    I honestly find it hefty enough, probably because of the 8 yards of fabric packed in there. My 5 yard 16oz is lighter and more comfortable to wear as well to be honest, but i'll sacrifice wome comfort for that beautiful pleatwork.The fabric has a much softer feel than my 16 oz too.

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    Folks have commented on the tartan, pleating, boots etc, but I have got to mention the belt! I really like the plain buckle as opposed to the large silver/chrome plates. From the pic the leather seems to match up with the sporran. Was it also purchased from Donnie at Wyvern ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodhran4me View Post
    Folks have commented on the tartan, pleating, boots etc, but I have got to mention the belt! I really like the plain buckle as opposed to the large silver/chrome plates. From the pic the leather seems to match up with the sporran. Was it also purchased from Donnie at Wyvern ?
    Thank you! I got the belt from, believe it or not, Amazon! Its a 1.75 inch wide simple belt, and it just happened to match the sporran pretty closely. The buckle too came from Amazon. I wanted a plain belt for daywear without the usual kilt belt width (2.25 to 2.5 inches) and without breaking the bank.

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    Manu,
    I wouldn't have thought the narrower belt would work so well, but once again I am proven wrong. I have been looking at a 2" and debating if it was too narrow.... maybe you ended the debate! Cheers!

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    nicely done

    I too like the Cavan tartan. Some tartans just look best as an 8 yard kilt, and you have done a great job on putting the whole outfit together with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jthk View Post
    My father's family, surname Leddy, is from Cavan.
    My mother's mother's maiden name was Glancy. Her people were Famine Irish who came to America from Cavan in the 1840s.

    The Primary Valuation property survey 1847-1864 gives this distribution of Glancy households:

    Roscommon 62
    Leitrim 34
    Longford 6
    Cavan 4
    Sligo 3
    All other Counties, 1 or 0.

    My Grandmother's blood runs strong in my family; I strongly resemble her, as do my mother, two of my three sisters, my daughter, and a number of nieces and nephews.
    Last edited by OC Richard; 15th April 19 at 05:02 PM.
    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first Europeans on the Guyandotte

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