The village of Monasterevin in Co. Kildare is the home of West End Aran Knitwear. The company was originally established by Molly Cullen in 1957. Molly is the granddaughter of Kate O'Shea who, in 1856, was the first craftswoman in Ireland to commercially market her hand knitted aran woollens. Molly's sons John and Paul along with her grandson Niall are the present owners of the company.
All of West End's Aran Craft garments are knitted using the highest quality merino wool, or pure new wool.