Corrib Donegal tweed overcoat from Magee

Corrib Donegal tweed overcoat from Magee

Magee's Corrib overcoat has been generating interest from customers looking for a winter coat. But some of you have also been asking about the origin of the name "Corrib", so we'd like to tell you all about it.

Lough Corrib is a lake in the west of Ireland, in an area known as the Irish Lake District. It is the second largest lough (lake) in Ireland, after Lough Neagh. It offers great fishing for brown trout and pike. The River Corrib - one of the shortest rivers in Europe - connects Lough Corrib to the sea at Galway. The River Corrib is reknowned for its salmon fishing, and is also popular with white water kayakers.

Oscar Wilde's father built a summer house beside Lough Corrib, but the lough is best known for its beautiful scenery, part of which is now a wetlands conservation area.

Magee is proud of its Irish roots, and looks to the local landscape for inspiration when selecting colours for its traditional tweeds. With the Corrib tweed overcoat, the name too is inspired by the landscape.

Magee's Corrib tweed overcoat is available in our online shop in chest sizes 38 to 46. For variations on these sizes, the Corrib is also available in Magee's Personal Tailoring service. Contact us on 01874 623613 or by email if you would like to find out more about this splendid coat with its impressive heritage. You too could be wearing a little bit of Ireland.

 

 

Lough Corrib in Ireland's Lake District


12th October 2011

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