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    Quote Originally Posted by M. A. C. Newsome View Post
    David,

    They are in the Ulster Museum. This guy has a picture of a recent display exhibiting the garments in his blog post.
    Shouldn't that be his BOG post? **ducks under chair***

    Kidding aside, well written article, you two.

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    Very, very interesting. I learned probably about 20 detailed pieces of information in that article.
    Thanks Matt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodsheal View Post
    Great work, and long needed! Thanks, gents.

    So, the Forde tartan (one I wear because of my Irish Ford ancestry) was basically a Pendleton invention - probably for use in their flannel shirts and other "plaid" products?
    More than likely yes, that is how it originated.

    However, Strathmore Woolen Mill has been weaving it for some time now, and selling it as an Irish family tartan, so no doubt many folks today wear it for reasons of honoring their family.

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    Thanks for the scholarship, aways a pleasure to read such fine work.
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    Fantastic work gents.

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    Gentlemen,

    Great collection of facts and interpretations of writings. So, now we have the definitive research article to point to and refer the Irish to that they should not wear kilts or have Irish "recognized" tartans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrShoe View Post
    Gentlemen,

    Great collection of facts and interpretations of writings. So, now we have the definitive research article to point to and refer the Irish to that they should not wear kilts or have Irish "recognized" tartans.
    No, we never said that -- our conclusions only stated that the kilt is not an ancient Irish garment, but rather a product of the late 19th/early 20th century.

    T.

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    Well done lads-- an excellent article.

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    Nice work gentlemen.

    Though I own an Ireland's National and a saffron kilt for my four Irish lines I've been most frustrated with the two contemporary tartans for Irish counties. I don't much like either choice for the ones that are supposed to be for the counties of my ancestors.

    Course doubt any of my Irish ancestors ever thought of wearing a kilt. Would hope they'd be pleased that I honor them when I do.
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    Thanks for this excellent, informative article and for all the time and effort that went into it. Well done.

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