Jimmy Hourihan Capes and Shawls


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We are delighted to present you with a wide range of capes and shawls from Jimmy Hourihan of Dublin. At Gifts of Ireland, we regularly meet with Jimmy to keep informed of the latest designs on offer. Jimmy has been creating luxurious outerwear for over sixty years. All of the range are beautifully designed and made here in Dublin from Donegal Irish tweed, 100% pure new wool and cashmere/wool blends. Popular items for the autumn and winter time are the Irish walking cape, Irish wool cape and the tweed coats. The complete collection brings an understated element of luxury to these classic silhouettes and are the ultimate addition to your wardrobe. We ship from Dublin to your home worldwide. Enjoy your shopping experience with us and reach out to Aidan if you have any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions About an Irish Walking Cape

What is and Irish walking cape?

An Irish walking cape is a piece of outerwear, traditionally made from Irish wool. It is typically worn over the shoulders and extends down to the knees or even lower. Irish walking capes often come in bright colors and in different motifs such as Celtic or patchwork. For more, check out Irish walking capes from our Jimmy Hourihan collection.

What's the history of the Irish walking cape?

The Irish waling cape, or an Irish wool cape, is a traditional outer garment worn by men and women. It derived from traditional cloaks worn in the sixteen century when woolen cloaks were gaining popularity in Ireland, due to their functionality in the rapidly changing weather. Nowadays, Irish walking capes still serve their purpose and are a popular piece of outerwear on the Emerald Isle.