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Five Irish-made blankets that will add an extra layer of comfort to your home


By Sarah Gill
20th Nov 2023

Hope Macaulay

Five Irish-made blankets that will add an extra layer of comfort to your home

From tweed and mohair to chunky hand-knit, these blankets and throws will add texture and flair to the cosy corners of your home.

When darkness begins to fall and the obligations of the working world fade into the peripheries of your mind, there’s no greater pleasure than wrapping yourself up in a warm blanket and thoroughly unwinding on the sofa.

Carefully folded over the side of an armchair, or artfully strewn across the end of the bed, a tasteful blanket or throw adds another dimension to any space. Simply put, blankets are just the best.

Here are five Irish-made designs that will lend a little more texture and colour to your home…

AVOCA Harriet Mohair Throw, €189.95

irish blankets

Woven in the Avoca Mill in Ireland, these beautiful light and lofty mohair throws are a true staple in any home. Available in a variety of colours and patterns, the Harriet design features bold blocks of colour in deep shades of amber and navy that will instantly add an element of warmth to your front room.

Foxford Newgrange Mohair Throw, €150

Available to shop by colour, and collection of material, each throw made by Foxford Woolen Mills in county Mayo, is of the absolute highest quality and will make you want to wrap yourself right up in a ball of comfort. This particular throw is a fluffier alternative to pure lambswool. Woven in shades of green and finished with a traditional raw edge fringe – it’s the perfect way to add a touch of texture to any bedroom setup.

Hope Macaulay Bella Colossal Knit Blanket, €682.95

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Part of Hope Macaulay’s first homeware collection, this massive chunky knit blanket is the perfect statement piece to add to your home decor. Handmade in Northern Ireland using luxurious and buttery soft 100% merino wool in pastel pink, cream and mustard, the colour blocking and large patchwork stitching make an impression as soon as you enter a room.

The Tweed Project Mohair Blanket, €250

Made from 75% mohair 75% and 25% wool, this heavy-weight blanket is woven for by Molly & Sons in Donegal and would make the perfect addition to any room in the house. A beautiful bright red nd yellow colour, it’s made with love and attention and combines beautiful Irish fabrics with modern tailoring for a truly authentic expression of Irish design.

Stable of Ireland Oatmeal Cream Wicker Blanket, €280

This gorgeous wicker llanket is generous in size, substantial in weight and a superb addition to both neutral-toned and colour-based interiors. The colour blend of navy black, camel and cream is an alternative twist on the traditional herringbone pattern used in so many other pieces – perfect for both bed and sofa. It’s also super for outdoor warmth on those cooler evenings, or as an extra layer over a double duvet.

This article was originally published in November 2022. 

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