The magnificent scenery and nature of Killarney National Park, with its distinctive combination of mountains, lakes, woods and waterfalls under ever changing skies, provide inspiration to masterweaver John Cahill, who designs and weaves the products of Mucros Weavers. John started as an apprentice weaver at Muckros in 1976, and now works at Muckros House, which is the focal point for visitors to Killarney National Park.
The company weaves scarves using only the finest quality yarns on - believe it or not - Hattersly looms that are almost 200 years old! The older the loom the softer the scarf! Because all Mucros scarves are individually woven, they have a selvage (a self-finished edge) on each side, giving each scarf its quality finish and ensuring they will last a long time.
From small beginnings, Mucros Weavers have grown to supply over one hundred shops worldwide, in countries such as the USA, Canada, France, Germany and Japan. Their colorful scarves, stoles, capes and rugs are made from premium yarns such as wool, mohair, alpaca and Irish tweed.