‘Smugairle Róin’ is the Irish word for ‘jellyfish’. Rón means ‘seal’, and Smugairle is ‘thick spittle’ – so directly translated the Irish for jellyfish is ‘sealspittle’!
Ireland has 5 indigenous jellyfish:The Lion’s Mane, Barrel, Blue, Common (or Moon), and Compass Jellyfish. Sightings of jellyfish are increasing in numbers around the Irish coast, including sightings of The Portuguese Man-of-War which has a severe sting that is potentially lethal.
This t-shirt has been designed and hand screen-printed by Mireog in their studio in Co. Waterford, Ireland using water-based inks, onto 100% organic cotton Earth-Positive t-shirts.