The classic Irish wool cape is a design legend and exudes effortless elegance. The Irish poncho’s history dates back to medieval times and its look never dates.
Step out in real Celtic style with our stunning selection of Irish wool capes & cloaks designed in Ireland. Our Irish shawls & wool ponchos are crafted with the finest fabrics such as cashmere & wool.For those who prefer an added touch of luxury, we have an exquisite array of wool capes like our popular Green Pure Irish Wool Country Walking Cape. Whichever you select, know you're adding a striking addition to your winter wardrobe with an iconic Irish look.
Frequently Asked Questions About Irish Wool Capes & Ponchos
What is the Origin of the Irish Wool Cape?
The classic Irish wool cape which fastens at the neck and drapes to below the knees with a hood is a direct descendant of the cloaks which were worn as far back as the Bronze Age. The traditional Irish shawl or “Galway Shawl” was a single piece of fabric which was either woven, knitted or crocheted, typically finished with a fringe. They became popular in the late nineteenth century in Ireland and continued to be worn up until the 1950s.
What are Irish Capes, Ponchos & Shawls Made From?
At The Irish Store we offer a range of fabric choices for our Irish shawls & capes, from pure wool walking capes and merino wool Aran ponchos to luxurious cashmere/wool blends.
Are all Irish Capes & Shawls One Size?
Most of our classic wool capes are one size and will fit a wide range of sizes and body shapes. Our Irish Aran ponchos mostly come in 2 sizes- S/M or M/L. Check individual product pages for size guides and product dimensions on our collection of Irish ponchos & wool capes.