Welcome to Standún, Home of the Aran Sweater

Say hello to our brand new website, and find out what makes our store so special…

What makes Standún so unique? Well, let’s start with our history. It all began with a young couple who fell in love during the fight for independence in Ireland, and took a chance on buying a business in their dream location: Galway. May and Máirtín Standún opened Standún’s in 1946, in the heart of Connemara, and it’s been family-run ever since.

What started as a small store became a local landmark, and in its time Standún sold everything from clothing to footwear and furniture, bedding and bicycles – and even cement and building materials!

At its heart was the Aran Sweater, knitted by hand by the local community. At one point there was over 700 pairs of hands crafting these beautiful sweaters! Standún also became the first store in Ireland to export the Aran sweater to the US. Find out more about the incredible history here.

Now in its third generation, we’re so proud to carry on the tradition of the Standún family store online, with our brand new website. Looking for a cosy Aran sweater to snuggle into during the cold winter months? We’ve got you covered – literally, with our huge range of thick, warm and super soft traditional handknits and machine knits. Need to get that perfect Christmas gift for a loved one? Choose from our range of handcrafted jewellery, pottery and quirky items; alongside contemporary, sleek designs from our homeware range.

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