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Sheep Shearing

The English, Flemish and Americans may have pioneered the global wool industry but it is the Irish who hold the title for the fastest time to shear a fully grown sheep! More specifically, The Guinness World Record currently held by Ivan Scott from Castlepollard in County Westmeath. On the 4th of April 2016, Mr. Scott [...]

By |2019-06-20T12:22:41+00:00March 29th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Sheep Shearing

Did you know – Wool helps us sleep?

We all know how important it is to get a good night’s sleep, but did you know Wool helps us sleep? When we are tired, life can be sluggish and we can become stressed more easily. Throughout history wool has been used to keep us warm. In fact keeping humans warm was the primary reason [...]

By |2019-05-05T14:39:32+00:00February 27th, 2019|Interiors|Comments Off on Did you know – Wool helps us sleep?

The Wool Effect

The Wool Effect? Did you know that sheep were first bred for their wool not their meat? Once man discovered its durability and warmth they set about developing processes and tools for making wool and by 4000 BC were wearing pure wool clothing. The wool trade exploded during the 11th and 12th Centuries, with the [...]

By |2019-05-05T14:41:53+00:00January 31st, 2019|Interiors|1 Comment