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Cóta Mór / Great Coat

The Irish Great Coat was a worn over the Léine in winter, replacing the Ionar.

The Cóta Mór reached down to the knees or slightly below. It was made of heavy wool, frize, or tweed. They were probably lined. The Cóta Mór mimicked the Ionar by having a small stand up collar. The sleeves were opened up at the back to allow the hanging sleeves of the Léine to hang down. In this feature, it differed slightly from the Ionar which had the opening fully under the arm.