Connatch Hide & Wool Ireland

As it enters its fourth decade, Connacht Hide & Wool proudly continues its mission to produce the highest quality handcrafted Irish sheepskin products in the world. The unwavering commitment and inspiration of the company is sustained by its location in bucolic County Sligo on Ireland’s dramatically stunning northwest coast.

Sligo has the perfect temperate climate, optimum moisture levels, and plentiful green grazing space for Connacht’s sheepskin rugs, seat liners, bed underlays, foot muffs and a wide range of beautiful home decor items to earn global acclaim.

Each sheepskin is meticulously hand checked for imperfections before it undergoes environmentally safe tanning and then final crafting. The result is unprecedented durability, comfort and satisfaction to its customers around the world.

Health benefits of Connacht’s sheepskin products are numerous and significant:

  • The breathing property of hollow wool fibers keeps the user cool during summers and warm in winters.
  • Natural temperature regulating property of rugs and bed underlays is especially helpful for premature babies as they cannot regulate their own temperature.
  • Lanolin present in the sheepskin has a self-cleaning quality that keeps the dirt and bacteria away, with studies showing that the rate of asthma is reduced in babies that sleep on sheepskin.
  • Its extremely soft texture is gentle towards the skin and keeps the user very comfortable, being especially effective in helping children with autism and other related development disorders to fall asleep faster and sleep longer.
  • Sheepskin acts as a temperature insulator by providing a comfortable cushion of air and distributes weight evenly as the fibers are soft and springy conforming to the user body.
  • Improves blood circulation and immune systems, thereby supporting the relaxation and regeneration of the body.
  • Absorbs up to 33% of its own weight in moisture without feeling wet with the fibers, also releasing moisture back into the air at a quicker rate than other materials.
  • Ability of sheepskin to cut down on moisture makes it useful for mitigating skins irritations including rashes, itchy skin, eczema, and bed sores.