Directory of Wool Merchants & Exporters on the island of Ireland

Contact them directly with your wool related queries and for wool collection points.


P Coffey & Sons Ltd
Coffey Wool Exports
Co Roscommon
F42 WC84
Tel: 090 6661 114 or 086 806 9656

Connacht Wool
Co Galway
H54 DN20
Tel: 093 25752

Keanes Gort Ltd
Bridge Street
Co Galway
Tel: 091 631 036


Dennis O’Connor
Dwyer’s Square
Co. Wicklow
Tel: 087 650 2457

Lawrence Pierce Wool Merchants Ltd
Unit 1, Rathdrum
Railway Business Park
Co Wicklow
A67 Y497
Tel: 0404 46410


Daniel P Buckley
Wool Merchant
Millstreet Town
Co Cork
Tel: 086 259 6433

Dooleys Wool Ltd
Co Tipperary
E53 H324
Tel: 0505 21085

Kerry Lamb & Wool Co-Op
Co Kerry
Tel: 066 915 1112

Paul Lannon & Son Ltd / Liam Lannon
Co Waterford
Tel: 087 271 1348


Marley Wools Ltd
Co Donegal
F93 VX76
Tel: 074 913 3004

McFadden G & Sons
Co. Donegal
Tel: 074 913 7009

Ulster Wool Group Ltd
20 Tirgracy Rd
BT41 4PS
Northern Ireland
Tel: +44 28 9446 2131

This Directory has been put together using a list of Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine certified Wool Merchants and Exporters who are inspected and certified on a regular basis by Dept Officials and who must meet strict criteria regarding storage, traceability and processing of wool. If we have missed any body off the list or you think you may be suited to be added please contact us here.

Wool Quality & Presentation:

The Irish Grown Wool Council’s (IGWC) ‘Wool Quality & Presentation’ working group advances the knowledge and standards of wool quality and presentation with sheep farmers in Ireland. This in order to elevate the standards of wool presentation and subsequently its price point for farmers and those along the value chain. The goal is to create awareness and education for farmers so they can directly optimise their own conditions for better wool presentation and to benefit financially from the higher standards they achieve with their wool presentation.

IGWC’s ‘Wool Quality & Presentation’ working group will shortly be launching a series of short videos on best practices in preparing for shearing, wool handling and presentation in partnership with Teagasc. There will also be a summary ‘Wool Presentation Guide’ document available shortly to support this, aimed at farmers and shearers. This guide encourages better awareness and training on wool handling and presentation. Aimed at reinstating traditional wool handling and presentation standards training programmes for the benefit of farmers, shearers, merchants and graders to maximise clip value. Shortly this guide will be available to download from our website and social media channels. The development of educational materials is to enhance presentation and quality of wool as part of a campaign for farmers. The more quality wool available creates the potential for increased demand leading to a better price paid for wool.

IGWC Wool Quality & Presentation (Working Group):

In addition to this IGWC’s ‘Research & Development’ working group is currently developing a pilot project for ‘Traceability and Labelling of Irish Grown Wool’. This is aimed at developing and integrating a wool traceability system for the Irish grown wool supply chain that tracks the wool through all the points in the system from farm to yarn. The traceability system will provide the proof points to tell the story of the provenance of Irish grown wool reinforcing the brand.

Once a traceability system is developed, it will underpin the IGWC Irish grown wool brand.
With the goals being to: 

  • Review suitable traceability systems applicable to Irish wool
  • Develop a proposed system for traceability to position Irish grown wool’s competitive advantage
  • Contribute to an IGWC Irish grown wool brand with a Certification / Stamp / Mark of Origin with the traceability system underpinning it
  • Increase the value of Irish grown wool all along the supply chain, starting at the farm gate