The Kilkenny throw is our signature Irish wool throw showcasing Irish wool in a modern contemporary look with a soft warm finish.
Each colour shade has been inspired by the surrounding Kilkenny landscape, individual yarns have subtle contrasting flecks of colour, all dyed, carded, spun and woven at our mill in Graignamanagh.
The handle of this exceptionally rare Irish yarn creates a real and tactile connection to heritage craft.
- Origin of Fibres: The ‘Galway’ sheep, bred by Gordon our local sheep farmer in Wexford, Ireland
- Yarn: Irish fleece dyed, carded and spun at our mill
- Crafted: Designed, woven and hand finished at our mill
Small - 90 cm x 135 cm (425g)
Large - 180 cm x 135 cm (830g)
About Irish Wool
Cushendale is one of only two remaining woollen mills in Ireland traditionally crafting exceptionally rare textiles using Irish wool. The locally sourced fleece is from the protected 'Galway' sheep and is dyed, carded, spun and woven at our historic mill, creating a range of truly unique Irish textiles of authentic composition, provenance and craftsmanship. It is a great privilege and joy to continue to work with indigenous Irish wool, from fleece to fabric.
Six generations of the Cushen family have devoted themselves to crafting superior quality textiles in the small town of Graiguenamanagh from the 18th century to the present day. This is a remarkable story of one family’s vocation to woollen textile manufacturing, a valuable and fully sustainable natural resource. Today Philip Cushen and his daughter Miriam carry the torch of this incredible story.