The best time of year to show off a little Irish flare, this St. Patrick’s Day apparel is exactly what you need to celebrate Ireland in style. With everything from cozy pullovers to stylish rugby’s, there is something authentically Irish to suit any individual’s style.
St. Patrick's Day is a special day and one tradition that stands out is the wearing of the colour green. Green, the color of Ireland's lush landscapes, represents hope, rebirth, and the enduring spirit of the Irish. Wearing green on this day is a tribute to Ireland's rich cultural past, a show of support for the Irish people, and a mark of respect for St. Patrick himself, who is said to have used the shamrock, a vibrant green clover, to explain the concept of the Holy Trinity to the Irish pagan.
Many of the items in the St. Patrick’s Day Apparel collection also feature the shamrock, which is the national flower of Ireland. More than just a flower, the shamrock has been a symbol of strength throughout Ireland’s history that has rallied the Irish during trying times. One challenging moment was when Ireland was under oppressive British rule during the 19th century. During her reign, British monarch Queen Victoria outlawed the wearing of shamrock flowers in an effort to subdue Irish rebellion. However, her ban only gave the shamrock even more significance as a symbol of strength to the Irish. The shamrock also has a special history with the celebrated Irish saint, Saint Patrick. The patron saint of Ireland famously used the shamrock’s three heart-shaped leaves to teach the Holy Trinity of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in Christianity to Irish converts. A few of the items in this St. Patrick’s Day Apparel selection that beautifully show off the shamrock are:
Ireland Hooded Fleeces
There’s no simpler but prouder way to celebrate Ireland than to wear pieces that prominently bear the name of the country. Pieces like the Navy Ireland Hooded Fleece and the Ladies Ireland Front Zipper Hooded Fleece do just that with bold block letters spelling out ‘IRELAND’ across the front. The Ladies fleece comes in a vibrant Kelly green with pink trim and a front pouch pocket, while the other fleece comes in a cool navy blue with contrasting lime green accents. For those who prefer sportier looks, there are also performance and soccer jerseys for men and ladies that come in green and beautifully display the official name of the Emerald Isle in vivid color.
Official Guinness Clothing & Accessories
Virtually synonymous with the nation of Ireland is Guinness, which is a must-have at any St. Paddy’s Day celebration. Guinness has a long history with Ireland that started way back on December 31st, 1759, which was the day that the beer founder, Arthur Guinness, signed an unbelievable 9,000-year lease at St. James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin, Ireland. Marked by its stately black entrance gate that displays the Guinness name and harp logo in striking gold lettering, the antique-style light posts that flank the gate, and the weathered brick road leading up to the gate, St. James’s Gate Brewery is a historic landmark in Ireland and is where Guinness is still made today.
Show off your love for the Guinness brand and for Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day with cool accessories like the Guinness Patchwork Cap or the Guinness Black Pint Fun Hat. For Guinness fans who like sophisticated or sporty looks, there is also the Guinness black and cream striped long-sleeve top, along with the Guinness Crew Neck Sweater in black. This black Guinness sweater and the Green Guinness Celtic Circle and Harp Logo t-shirt in particular feature bold illustrations of the Irish harp. This harp is not only part of the Guinness logo, but it is also one of the beloved symbols of Ireland. The Irish harp is proudly featured on many relics like coins and Irish flag emblems, but its history can be traced way back to Celtic civilization, when it was used to accompany the performance of songs and poetry.
Top off your St. Patrick’s Day outfit with a whimsical festive hat or official Guinness gear and show off your Irish spirit all year long. With shirts, hats, socks, jackets, hoodies, and more, this St. Patrick’s Day Clothing selection at Shamrock Gift has a variety of options to choose from to help you celebrate one of Ireland’s most famous holidays!