Made in Ireland: Irish Wool

Oct 22, 2011, 04:52 PM

It wasn’t too long ago when you could buy a blanket, scarf or jumper that was made from wool off an Irish sheep. Not any more. Today, nearly all of the wool used in these products comes from abroad - mainly Merino wool from New Zealand. But there is a small resurgence of interest in “Made in Ireland” wool, and Ella McSweeney has been to counties Donegal and Down to meet farmers and producers who are seeing the value of Irish wool once again. #crafts #handmade #homemade #ireland #irish #killybegs #radio #rte #sheep #wool #kilcar