I’m Jamie Monagan. In 2000, my husband, three children and I moved to Cork from our native U.S. for what was supposed to be a one year adventure.

We never left!

For more than 20 years I’ve owned and treasured two cotton throw blankets that represent important places in my life: one that weaves landmarks from the New Jersey Shore where I spent my summers growing up, and another from Cornwall, Connecticut where we lived until becoming ex-pats. They’ve held up incredibly well, despite being machine washed and dried countless times.

I was sitting comfortably in our Cork City home in 2013, with my Jersey Shore blanket thrown over my lap for a bit of warmth when I had a ‘light bulb’ moment. I thought, ‘Why does nothing like this exist in Ireland?’.

And that was the beginning of Loominations Irish Custom Throws. It’s been a great entrepreneurial adventure.

I hope that Papa – my Roscommon-born grandfather, William Donnelly – would be proud. william-j-donnelly-001










Loominations throw blankets are woven in the U.S. on a state-of-the-art, computer-driven jacquard loom.  They are made in safe and ethical work conditions.  No mill in Ireland has the capability to weave this type of throw.  Loominations is located in Cork City, Ireland.

© 2017 Jamie Monagan trading as Loominations Irish Custom Throws.  All rights reserved. The designs, trade marks, images and other creative works or content displayed on this website are the property of Jamie Monagan and are protected by international copyright treaties and intellectual property laws.