to SheepWool Insulation
We produce thermal and acoustic insulation products made from 100% pure sheep’s wool.
Our products are used to reduce heat loss and sound transfer in a variety of applications. Customers include home owners, builders, professionals, government bodies and specialist product manufacturers.
Healthy, natural & breathable
Sheep Wool Insulation was created to bring a superior, healthy and environmentally friendly wool-based insulation to the market. Our products are made from, and contain, only 100% pure sheep’s wool. We do not use binders or glues, our products are carded and woven and are thus totally natural and breathable. We have grown our business by consistently providing superior quality products at competitive prices with a reliable and dedicated focus on customer service.
Sheep Wool Insulation products are regularly used in individual homes, housing developments, apartment complexes, hotels, castles, churches, shops, clinics, studios, retail parks, airports, listed structures, industrial buildings, warehouses, local authority and government buildings and many more interesting places!
During the 1840’s and 1850’s millions of Irish people left their homeland by ship to escape the wrath of the great famine and search for a better life abroad. Many of these emigrants settled where the ships carrying them came to shore, usually along the East coast of Canada and the United States.
Around this time, a Canadian seafarer by the name of Thomas Pierce returned to Ireland aboard one of these ships. He was accompanying a quantity of timber that was being exported to Europe on a return journey. Thomas decided to stay in Ireland and eventually settled in Tinahely in Co. Wicklow. He established himself as a general merchant, operating a grocery business and trading in corn, fuel and wool.
Thomas’s son and grandsons continued in his tradition and operated similar businesses in Tinahely as well as nearby Hacketstown, Inch and Rathdrum. The Rathdrum business was founded by Laurence Pierce in the towns Market Square in 1943. Today, this business still carries his name and has grown to become the largest merchant of wool in Ireland.
In 2002, a separate business to the wool buying business called Sheep Wool Insulation Ltd. was formed. The aim of the new venture was to bring a range of superior sheep’s wool based insulation products to the market. The company has grown rapidly to become the leading supplier of natural wool insulation to Ireland, the UK, the United States and Canada.
Our aim continues to be about providing the best performing and highest quality products, backed up with the most widely accepted certification standards, detailed technical support and the highest level of customer service.
Sheep Wool Insulation has received a number of awards for product innovation, performance, sustainability and entrepreneurship
Thermal Insulation: Acoustic Insulation: PlanExpo Product of the Show Award
Finalist: LiveWire Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Thermal Insulation: Sustainable Building Show Product of the Show Award
The Independent Newspaper: Top 50 Great Ideas for the 21st Century
The company is also accredited with a number of organisations, some of which are listed below:
Member: Environmental and Sustainable Construction Association
Member: The Sustainable Building Association
Member: SEI SebNET Products & Services