It’s chilly out there.
And if your canine companion feels the cold, a local company has just the thing to ensure they’re kept cosy on all those wintery walks.
Based in Monkstown, Irish Dog Designs is Ireland’s leading maker of hand-knit Aran Irish dog sweaters and hats and honestly, we’ve never seen anything cuter.
Made in 100% wool by Cork knitwear designer Ursula McGrath, the luxurious honeycomb and Irish Moss stitch polo sweaters and accessories are statement pieces that are as beautiful as they are functional… and you can even have a matching hat or scarf knitted for yourself.
The sweaters are machine washable at 40C so you don’t need to worry if your mucky pup has a tendency to make a beeline for muddy puddles.
Irish Dog Designs hats start at €20 for The Blarney Topper. The Donegal Spirit knit hoodie and the Connemara sweater are available in six sizes from €30.
Human items start at €25 for the woollen mittens.
Not all dogs require extra layers during the colder months, but older dogs and short-haired breeds can be especially grateful for a little extra warmth.
You can check out the full range of Irish Dog Designs here.