A stylish spin on the classic baseball raglan. The combed cotton blend makes it super soft, comfortable, and lightweight.
• ¾ sleeve raglan shirt
• Poly-cotton blend (50% polyester, 50% combed cotton)
• Ribbed neckband
* Tri-oatmeal is made of 50% polyester/37% cotton/13% rayon
* For a fitted look, size down X 1
The Irish harp, though not as popularly well-known around the world as the shamrock for being an Irish symbol, is the official emblem of Ireland. This status dates back several centuries and the instrument’s history tells much about the history of the island.
1855 Engraving of Irish harp being played by two women.
The Harp of Erin, from an 1855 engraving.
Today, a representation of the traditional harp is to be found on the Presidential Seal and on many official documents, on passports, on the flag of Leinster (but not the national flag), on Irish euro coins and as a logo for a number of prominent state-supported organisations such as the National University of Ireland.
As one of the national symbols of Ireland the harp is also used extensively by businesses and other corporations wishing to convey ‘Irish-ness’. Guinness bottle labels are perhaps its most famous gig while a heavily stylised harp puts in an appearance on the tail fins of budget carrier Ryan Air.
There are a number of names for the Irish harp. It is also known as the Celtic harp, the Gaelic harp, the clàrsach (in Scotland) or the cláirseach (in the modern Irish language). Purists might argue some minor points of difference, but to the layman, these terms are synonymous.