Cost of Hose

As of the May 2018, all orders received will be charged on the following basis. All prices in pounds sterling.

Tartan Hose

Hose Tops

Diced stockings and hose tops are only made in fully fashioned style


A surcharge may be applied for extra large hose, as when more than two marls are required. We will contact you before proceeding with any order where a surcharge would apply

Handling Charge

A handling charge of £8.00 for deliveries in the UK and £14.00 rest of the world is made to cover:-

  1. Shipping / Postage
  2. Administration costs
  3. Bank charges
  4. Incidental costs - Occasionally it is necessary to correspond to establish which version of a tartan is required and to send out samples of yarns to establish the appropriate shade of yarn used by the mill.

Import Duties and Sales Tax

All packages sent overseas need to have a Customs declaration sticker describing the contents and value. The receiving country may have the right to impose an import tax (or local sales tax) on the item. They do not normally do so on individual items, but they do have this right.


You may pay by:

  1. Visa or MasterCard and the card details should be sent with the order. We will not make a charge until we ship your order.
  2. Cheque, which should be with a UK/EEC based bank, made out in pounds sterling and payable to Kilkeel Dancing Hose. The cheque will not be cashed until we ship your order
  3. If you prefer to pay by PayPal, we can send you a PayPal invoice when the hose are ready for shipping. We will not ship the order until we have received the payment.


The handling charge includes first class postage for local orders and airmail for overseas orders. Faster overseas services are available which also provide tracking facilities. The extra charges for these services if you want to use them are:

For further details of terms used on making tartan hose check our tartans link

With new tartans being registered all the time and manufactured by different mills all over the world, it is not possible for us to stock all the new colours or variations of shades. We will do our best to provide "best match" to your swatch, and if in doubt will send you samples of threads for approval. If it is necessary to make a special marl to provide "best match" for an undercheck, we will make a charge of £10 for each "special marl".

Split diamonds are recommended for tartans with more than 2 main colours

Hose with a calf measurement up to 15" can be made either seamfree or fully fashioned. If the calf measurement is over 15" fully fashioned hose are recommended.

When sending Visa/Mastercard details, please send the name, number, expiry date, and CVV2 number from the back of the card (the three digit number).

All orders must be paid in pounds Sterling. Cheques made out to Kilkeel Dancing Hose. To order you can use our order form or if you would prefer you can email or phone us.


You can also find us on


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

Tel: 028 4176 5717
Fax: 028 4176 3241

Click Here to make an enquiry.