Shearing preparations, tips for harvesting and packing wool

Produced in partnership with Teagasc, our short sheep shearing videos outline tips, techniques and conditions for farmers when shearing to ensure the best possible presentation and value for wool. Preparing for Shearing David Heraty, sheep farmer and shearing contractor outlines the key preparations for shearing to retain value in the fleece. David Heraty is a …

Watch the IGWC ‘Wool Panel Talks’ Series at Showcase 2024

The Irish Grown Wool Council recently curated three days of Wool Panel Talks at Showcase 2024 for a series on exploring the potential for Irish grown wool. Panellists included national and international businesses, designers and researchers to an audience of domestic and global buyers and stakeholders. Talks took place over each day of Showcase, 21st …

‘St Brigid’s Cloaks’ installation, Kildare

‘St Brigid’s Cloaks’ installation created entirely from Irish grown wool

St Brigid’s Cloaks’ installation unveiled in St Brigid’s Cathedral, Kildare on 27th January 2024 A new community artwork celebrating rural communities, heritage crafts, and sustainable industries was unveiled in St Brigid’s Cathedral, in conjunction with the Brigid 1500 celebrations across the county. The artwork ‘St Brigid’s Cloaks’ consists of four handmade wool tapestries, thoughtfully crafted …

IGWC launch new website and brand at Showcase 2024

Wednesday 18th January 2024 Irish Grown Wool Council (IGWC) will launch its new brand and website plus feature a series of curated panel talks on Irish wool at Showcase Ireland The Irish Grown Wool Council is continuing its year-long education and outreach activities at Showcase Ireland 21st to 23rd January 2024. IGWC invites interested stakeholders …