A sheep farmer says a special Kerry woollen jumper needs to be developed as a way to boost wool prices.
The price paid for wool has collapsed due to a drop in demand; most Irish wool is sent to China.
Around 1.5 million kilogrammes of last year’s wool is already in storage.
Prices being quoted to farmers are as low as 5 cent a kilo for certain types of wool this year.
Brigid O’Connor is a sheep farmer in Camp and is calling for more creative uses of Irish wool in order to increase demand.
Among her suggestions is developing a special Kerry jumper similar to the popular Aran Sweater: