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About Us

We are a family run business based in Glencolmcille in Co Donegal. Our story begins back in the late 1970s where we acquired a knitting machine and begin contract work in one small room next door to our family farm.

In the early 1980s, at a very young age, two brothers John and Michael McNelis and their two sisters Pauline and Sarah, under the watchful eye of their Mother Mary decided to set up their own business.

Rossan Knitwear was founded in March 1985.

We begin to design and produce our own line of knitwear. From the comfort of knitting the aran stitch, we moved tentibly into the world of fashion and began to create designs that fitted the trends of the 80s, 90s and 00s.

Our Knitwear range has grown over the last 3 decades, new contemporary styles are being designed and produced every year at our mill and we have had the pleasure of opening a store of our own next to our factory. The Glencolmcille Woollen Mill store.

We are located along the Wild Atlantic Way and present our own wares along with supporting other Irish Brands.

Having introduced the third generation into the family business over the last few years we are very fortunate that our simplistic cottage craft beginning has stood the test of time and offers a legacy for the Rossan Family.