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Tartan image: Irish Heritage. Click on this image to see a more detailed version.

Tartan image: Irish Heritage. Click on this image to see a more detailed version.

Here we call this type woven design a plaid.  In Scotland it is called tartan. The tartan that hangs from his shoulder is what is called a plaid in Scotland.

Here we call this type woven design a plaid. In Scotland it is called tartan. The tartan that hangs from his shoulder is what is called a plaid in Scotland.

I know I have a Rose Hunting and maybe a Royal Stewart skirt....without them in front of me maybe a Lindsay. I'll have to look when I get home! :) @Kerry Mahoney

I know I have a Rose Hunting and maybe a Royal Stewart skirt....without them in front of me maybe a Lindsay. I'll have to look when I get home! :) @Kerry Mahoney

Scottish and Irish Tartan Jewelry - Tartans Special Occasion Collection - Irish Murphy Floral Cameo Swag Necklace w/Olivine Glass Gem Charm by DivaDesignsInc on Etsy

Scottish and Irish Tartan Jewelry - Tartans Special Occasion Collection - Irish Murphy Floral Cameo Swag Necklace w/Olivine Glass Gem Charm

Scottish and Irish Tartan Jewelry - Tartans Special Occasion Collection - Irish Murphy Floral Cameo Swag Necklace w/Olivine Glass Gem Charm by DivaDesignsInc on Etsy

County Kilkenny Irish Tartan: pinned in honor of my Great Grandfather John who was born there, but came to America  in 1851 with his brother Patrick during the Famine.

County Kilkenny Irish Tartan: pinned in honor of my Great Grandfather John who was born there, but came to America in 1851 with his brother Patrick during the Famine.

County Cork Tartan  County clerk, county Sligo, kilgolgan area, and the rest probably aren't us so I won't list them.

County Cork Tartan County clerk, county Sligo, kilgolgan area, and the rest probably aren't us so I won't list them.