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Thread #72825   Message #3412371
Posted By: GUEST,JeffB
30-Sep-12 - 10:42 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Galway Shawl - author
Subject: RE: Origins: Galway Shawl - author
The shawl was not specifically Irish but at one time a very common article of clothing for women generally. There very well might have been regional styles of Irish shawl, and Galway certainly had its own. It was red with long fringes, and made by the women of the Claddagh. Up until the 1930s this was an especially poor community of fisherfolk near the town of Galway.