Ministry of Traditional Gaelic Attire is your source for authoritive
and historically correct information on traditional clothing of Ireland.
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Gaelic Triúbhas (pronounced "troowuss" or "troovuss")
are historically correct, copied from medieval images and extant sources
found in the National Museum, Dublin. These Gaelic type of trousers
were worn for centuries, down to the mid 1600's. They were often worn
with the Léine but also without.
Triúbhas are traditionally a loose fit garment from the waist
to the mid thigh. From the mid thigh downwards, they are usually made
of a different material cut on the bias to make them very tight fitting
down to the feet. Checked or tartan material were commonly used in the
Triúbhas and are the ancestor of the trews worn by Scottish regiments.