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Nearly 100 Years of Experience

Kilkeel Dancing Hose is a family run business that has been making full clan tartan hose for dancers, pipers and pipe bands for over 60 years. Naturally this also includes diced hose and hose tops.

Our yarn is spun to our own specification suitable for knitting to produce very comfortable hose. It consists of 80% wool, ideal for absorbing the sweat from dancers feet and keeping them healthy, and 20% nylon to add wear resistance. Most other hose are made from the weavers yarns which are not ideal for knitting and produce harder hose.

The yarn is dyed for us to cover the widest range of colours normally used in tartans. We extend this range to cover new tartans as they become popular.

All our staff have been making hose for over 35 years

These years in the trade have given us unparalleled experience, knowledge and insight into your requirements, and you are unlikely to get a better service anywhere.


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Kilkeel Dancing Hose
44 Newry Road
Co. Down
BT34 4DU

Email: tartanhose@btconnect.com
Tel: 028 4176 5717
Fax: 028 4176 3241

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