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Triúbhas / Trews

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Our traditional 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.

The 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.

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