The magic of a luxuriously pure sheepskin rug makes one want to rub their fingers through its soft  woolly fibres. The tactile experience is heavenly. Imagine the relaxing sensation of lying or sitting  on one. Bring some luxury into your life!

Therapeutic Benefits of Irish Sheepskin Rugs 

  • The natural hollow fibres of sheepskin rug act as a thermostat controlling body temperatures,  which is great for pain relief.
  • These beautiful soft plush extremely durable rugs provide warmth without over heating.
  • Sheepskins are naturally hypoallergenic and antibacterial, as the lanolin in the wool has a self cleaning quality which prevents bacterial growth.
  • The spiral shape of the sheepskin fibre helps to reduces airborne allergens and dust by collecting  and trapping them providing clean air in your home.
  • Sheepskin rugs are flame and static resistant. Sheepskin can carry over 30% of their own weight  in moisture before they begin to feel wet. Therefore, it is less likely to catch fire and, if it should, it  takes longer to burn. It is also static resistant.
  • The sheepskins are chemical and dye free, except for a small amount used on the skin during  tanning the underside. The utilisation of our environmental friendly tanning methods provide our  sheepskin rugs the highest standard & quality thus providing your family and home the safest and  healthiest choice.

In addition, these quality luxurious natural sheepskin rugs provide you with a stylish look, and a  natural feel and comfort you deserve in your home.

  • Shake it out regularly and and brush it using a stiff wire brush once a day.
  • Hand wash:
  1. In warm water (30 degrees)
  2. Using detergent, not soap.
  • Spin dry or drain it well and hang outdoors.


  • Get it dry cleaned at a reputable dry cleaner.
We love our new rug and, as you can see from the picture, our cats do too.  It’s been perfect for the chilly weather this winter.

Michelle Lloyd, Dublin

My Mom loves the rug and had Great Grand Baby on it and she loved it much.  Here is a picture of the baby on rug.

Gene Flynn, Philadelphia, USA

Natural white and rarebreed rugs on display at Killruddery House and Gardens in Bray for their Santa and Nativity scenes.

Killruddery House & Gardens, Bray

We love our rug and as you can see from the picture, our cats do too.  It’s been perfect for the chilly weather this winter.

Thank You!

Michelle Lloyd, Dublin

Another very satisfied customer of Connacht Hide & Wool that is so delighted with her purchase that she wanted to share with us .

Satisfied Customer

I was visiting the Sligo area November, 2016, and was hoping to purchase two sheep skins before returning to the U.S.  My aunts are elderly and spend a large amount of time sitting in their chairs.  All I could find in the U.S. were artificial fleece mats, which hold moisture around the skin and increase discomfort.  Friends took me to the Connacht Hide & Wool Co.  They had hundreds of beautiful, soft, warm lanolin-filled skins.  My purchases were sent to my home and arrived without problems.  I sent a bank draft for payment and postage.  Nothing could have been easier.  And, I am now the favorite neice!

K. McCourt

For many years I have been buying sheepskins from Connacht Hide & Wool
I find the quality excellent and the natural fibre extremely comfortable to sit on !
A nice sheepskin can turn a very ordinary couch or chair into the essence of luxury .
Summer and winter they look good and they are a generous size !

Barbara Hartigan

I just received your parcel this morning and I am so happy I found  your online store. Both rugs are beautiful to look at and beautiful to touch . I purchased  the grey one for my daughter and the baby pink for my Grandaughter Lúnasa Belle. They live in U.S.A. and will now be able to connect with Ireland every time they touch the silky feel fleeces.  They are going to love them!!

Barbara Broderick

Rocky is very happy lazing on a sheepskin rug!

The Citizenry in Dallas proudly displaying our green rug for St Patrick’s Day and loving our rug in their new office.

The Citizenry, Dallas, Texas