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An almost after the laps of 350 years, the Ulster Tartan was reborn in 1956 when a pair of trews were found in the Dungiven, Co. Londonderry. The experts were of the opinion that the substance may have been designed and woven by Ulster Scots, who were known to be weaving tartan at that time the discovered stuff belongs to. Except Ulster tartan, the rests of Irish tartans were invented in 20th century or even more later then that, originating no earlier than the1960's. There are no such authentic and undeniable proofs, evidences and traces that could have established Gaelic Irish wearing tartan before the mentioned era. With regard to the origin of Ulster-Scots or Scots-Irish, it is said that they are the people descended from the mainly Lowland Scots who settled Ulster in Northern Ireland in the 17th century that makes now the majority Protestant population of Northern Ireland. It's a similar story with Irish kilts.
Although they have a slightly older pedigree than most Irish tartan, there is no historical basis for an Irish kilt that goes beyond the formative years of the 20th century or the late Victorian period. At this time Irish Nationalists caught up in the Gaelic Revival were looking to design a national costume of Ireland. They didn't think the traditional trews or Leine-croich shirt/tunic historically worn by the Gaels looked handsome or heroic enough for modern times so chose instead to adopt the Scottish kilt. So there's no ancient pedigree for an Irishman to wear a kilt, especially a tartan one, unless of course he has Scottish heritage! We offer a large colorful variety of Ulster Scots Tartan Kilt for worldwide delivery on competitive prices.