Donegal Socks Mottled Dark Purple Short Wool Socks
Genuine mottled dark purple Irish socks. Knitted in Ireland in the Donegal Socks workshops with 80% wool and 20% polyamide, these hardwearing socks are the cold winter days essentials. Short socks.
Wool has exceptional absorbant capacities and regulates body temperature, releasing warmth in winter and keeping you cool in summer. A great outdoor garment.
Donegal Socks’ natural ruggedness reflects the diversity of Donegal colours and landscapes, a truly wild and breathtaking region.
Donegal Socks is a family-run business of 3 generations, located in Glenties on the Irish West Coast. The wool used to make the socks is 100% Donegal wool.
Deeply inspired by its beautiful surroundings, the wool is sprinkled with various colours (up to 8 colours).
Glenties town has been known for centuries for its woollen sock manufacturing industry.
The film “Dance in Lughnasa” featuring Meryl Streep and written by Brian Friel takes place in the town, where the Mundy sisters (who inspired the film’s story) used to earn a living by knitting socks for local factories.
Today, the Breslin family has been striving for over three generations to maintain these traditional crafts and keeps on manufacturing socks for local markets and exports.