Many of our ancestors had to travel far across the Atlantic Ocean to start a new life, here in the western hemisphere. That voyage took months and was filled with danger and uncertainty. We proudly offer a kilt pin to pay homage to that journey and to those brave men, women and children who traveled in search of a better life for their families.
Each one of these pins features a ship with the crest from different Irish counties boldly guiding the journey on the main sail. If you hover your mouse over the thumbnail images, it will show you the name of the county and a larger image of that ship. Every one was hand cast by an artisan here in the USA and was crafted from lead free pewter.
Currently, this collection is limited to select counties, but we will be adding more as they become available. If there is a county you are looking for specifically and it's not shown here, please email us and we can check the planned release date.
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- Outstanding! Monty
Price Value QualityThe pin is outstanding in quality and detail. I appreciated the chance to pick one specifically from Donegal, home of my 2nd and 3rd great-grandfathers who emigrated to the States in 1848. (Posted on 1/31/2019)
- Love it Babs
Price Value QualityBeautiful brooch (Posted on 9/16/2017)
- Love It Luke S
Quality Price ValueLove the pin! Great quality and a great piece to change up from the typical sword kilt pin. I can't find pins for my family (Concannon) so I was thrilled to get a Galway pin instead. (Posted on 2/29/2016)
- NICE SIZE AND WIEGHT LOGUE
Price Value QualityBIGGER THAN YOU THINK (Posted on 8/27/2015)
- Unusual Tonkin72
Price Value QualityThis makes a nice kilt pin for my Celtic Nations kilt. It's not the usual sword-with-a-logo. It comes with a brief write-up on County Antrim. I got this one because my ancestors (probably) came to Scotland from Antrim in the 6th century, and then stopped there for a few years in the 18th century before going on to America. Very nice. (Posted on 3/23/2015)
- GREAT Trisha
Value Quality PriceReally lovely pin, good details and nice size (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- 1st Rate Product Kilted Tailor
Price Value QualityReaders: This writer, who owns a PV kilt in the Grant tartan, was seeking a gift for the wife , who is Irish & Scots, in that order. So I turned to the womens section of USA kilts and bought the Carlow County kilt pin for her. It can be worn in many non-kilt uses. The quality is first rate, the workmanship belongs to the era when a workman was known by his products, this pin has both the HallMark and the makers letters on it-a nod to the Past. The pin is affixed rather like the welds on a battle ship. And it comes with a lifetime warranty. You will not get that from a product made in China. Does the reader want a 1st class piece of jewelry& a value for the dollar spent? Then buy one of these. You will not regret the purchase. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Irish Ship Pin (County Antrim) Dianne
Price Value QualityI am completely thrilled with my ship pin. It met all of my expectations, and then some. I'm so proud of my Irish heritage, but it's not often that I find something that commemorates County Antrim. My mother was born and raised there. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
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Buyers GuideThe Kilt pin is worn on the lower right corner of the kilt’s apron (above the wearer’s right knee). Typically, the pin is positioned about 5” up from the bottom of the kilt (the bottom of the pin is 5” up) and about 2” in from the right edge of the front apron. Please note that it does NOT pin multiple layers of cloth together… it only goes through the front apron.
- 100% lead free Pewter
- Made in USA
- Measures 2.25" long by 1.75" wide
If you don’t want to lose your kilt pin, try this… carefully poke the pin through the front apron of your kilt. With the pin sticking out the underside, stab the pin through a rubber band (usually a wide rubber band is easier). You can trim the rubber band so that you only use a little square. Then, poke the pin through the front apron again and close the clasp. If the clasp comes undone, the kilt pin will be held by the rubber band and won’t fall off.
We try to keep this kilt pin in stock at all times. In the rare instance that it is out of stock when you place your order, we will let you know within 24 hours.