Donegal Tweed is a woolen fabric spun in Ireland that incorporates gorgeous coordinating flecks of color through the weave. It is a distinctively Irish fabric.
For the fifth day of our Twelve Days of Christmas Irish Gift Giveaways, we have a lovely Donegal tweed scarf with all the colors of the Irish mountains to give away.
The colors of these scarves are simply magnificent.
This gift is once again brought to you by Aidan from Gifts of Ireland. He works closely with the weavers of Studio Donegal to bring you the very best of Irish tweed products.
And so, let’s take a look and learn a little bit about Irish tweed and Studio Donegal.
(A quick tip from Mom – Take a look at the video at the top or side of this post to see the prize in more detail plus you’ll hear a lovely Irish Christmas blessing at the end.)
Today’s video shows the coloring of the scarf we have chosen as our prize. Our photos feature some other lovely color schemes which are also available.
Day 5 Prize: Studio Donegal Tweed Woolen Scarf
The history of manufacturing textiles here dates back to the 1700’s. Rural cottage dwellers in the area supplemented their meagre farming incomes by spinning yarn and weaving tweed.
The area around Kilcar, and Glencolumbkille were extremely isolated in years gone by. Knitting and weaving provided many families with additional income helping them to remain in the area and not be forced to emigrate.
Donegal tweeds and knitwear are renowned all over the world, and thankfully these textile industries provide employment for many people in the area.
In the 1980’s Studio Donegal was established by Kevin Donaghty and his wife Wendy. They purchased handlooms and leased old buildings from Connemara Fabrics and grew this local industry into a thriving company, dedicated to the production of handmade fabrics.
The most remarkable colors feature in the scarves produced by Studio Donegal.
The mellow tones, and color palettes of the yarns reflect the ever changing hues of the Irish countryside.
From mountain heather shades of purple, vibrant yellow gorse, seaweed browns, fawny mosses, and forty shades of Irish greens, these scarves reflect the beauty of Ireland’s landscape.
Check Out Our Video Prize Reveal
At the top of this post I’ve shared another short video featuring this lovely prize.
You’ll get a much better appreciation for the magnificent shades and hues of this scarf by watching the video..
Plus I share another Irish Christmas blessing at the end of the video. We have a blessing for each day of our giveaways.
How To Purchase From Gifts of Ireland
Aidan stocks a wide selection of gifts from Studio Donegal.
You can purchase this lovely Irish Tweed Scarf through this link…
Take a look! There are some great sale prices in Aidan’s shop right now.
And don’t forget to purchase early if your gifts need to be mailed from Ireland.
How To Enter Our Giveaway
One reader will win a Donegal Tweed scarf.
To enter simply leave a comment on this blog post by noon Eastern Time on Saturday December 4th, 2021.
You can write any comment. If you need inspiration why not let us know if you own any Irish tweed garments or accessories.
If you live in Canada or Ireland, then please answer the following question in your comment by typing A, B or C for the correct answer …
Which Irish county is world renowned for its production of Irish tweed?
A winning comment will be chosen randomly using the Pick Giveaway Winner WordPress plug-in.
Remember to leave your e-mail so that I can contact you should you win. Your e-mail won’t be published, just used to contact our winner for mailing of the prize.
The winner will be announced on Saturday December 4th, 2021, at the bottom of this blog post.
You may check out Irish American Mom’s complete terms and conditions for sweepstakes’ entries here.
A bit thank you to all who support this giveaway and share it with family and friends. Why not spread a little Irish Christmas cheer with those you love this year?
Any many thanks to the good folks at Gifts of Ireland for so generously sponsoring this prize, and all the prizes in our 12 Days of Christmas Irish Gift Giveaways.
Don’t forget to stop by tomorrow for Day 6 of our Irish giveaways. And don’t forget to enter our Day 4 giveaway for the lovely Ireland photo frame from Mullingar Pewter.
I’ll add the links to all our giveaways as we progress through our 12 days.
- May The Road Rise To Meet You Irish Blessing Plate Day Twelve Gift
- Irish Tweed Cap Day Eleven Prize
- Health, Love and Happiness Ogham Wishes Day Ten Gift
- Love, Loyalty and Friendship Irish Wall Art Day 9 Gift
- Celtic Pocket Watch By Mullingar Pewter Day 8 Gift
- Erin Knitwear Hat For Her Day Seven Gift
- Celtic Cross Silver Pendant Day Six Gift
- Donegal Tweed Scarf Day Five Christmas Gift
- Ireland Photo Frame Day Four Christmas Giveaway Prize
- Quiet Man Cottage – Day Three Prize For Christmas
- Day Two Of Our Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaways
- Day One Of Our Twelve Days Of Christmas Giveaways
Update: Winner Chosen
Our winner has been randomly chosen using the Pick Giveaway Winner Plug-in for WordPress.
And the lucky reader is ….
I’ll send an email to arrange mailing of her prize. A big thank you to everyone for supporting this giveaway by leaving comments. I thoroughly enjoyed reading each and every comment.
Thank you all for supporting our Irish American community.
Stay tuned for more stories and giveaways over the coming weeks and months.
Thanks for following my recipes and ramblings.
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Mairéad –Irish American Mom
Pronunciation – slawn ah-gus ban-ock-th
Mairéad – rhymes with parade
Disclosure: Irish American Mom LLC has an affiliate relationship with Gifts of Ireland which means I earn a small commission should you purchase an item through the links on my blog. The price you pay is not affected. Thank you for supporting this Irish business.