Kerry Woollen Mills is one of the last surviving traditional woolen mills still manufacturing in the beautiful Kerry countryside. Established over 300 years ago to alleviate local poverty the mill drew on the adjacent River Gweestin for the power to drive its machinery and the water to wash and dye its wool. The mill was bought over by the Eadie family in 1904 who had previously been in the woolen manufacturing business for many years in Fermangh and Scotland and continues under the fourth generation of family ownership to this day.
We have always found the Eadie family a pleasure to deal with, weaving is int heir blood and they show a love and passion for what they do in the high quality of their products.
This week we wanted to showcase the Ruana cape now available online http://www.thedonegalshop.com it’s a beautiful and versatile garment woven with soft lambswool and a little acrylic it’s a very elegant celtic timeless piece.
Measuring 54 x 72 inches it’s a long cape that can be worn draping over the shoulder, a celtic brooch like our Tara Brooch is an excellent accessory to wear along side it.