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Fergusons Irish Linen Factory

54 Scarva Road, Banbridge BT32 3QD, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4062 3491
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Fabulous little factory tour and lovely linens

We booked on the factory tour at very short notice but were welcomed warmly and had a lovely chat... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Can't find linen? here is just the place

Although they were not weaving the day I went it was still worth the drive! The staff was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Diane L
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Visit the last remaining Irish Linen weaver - Thomas Ferguson Irish Linen A visit to Thomas Ferguson Irish Linen offers visitors a rare opportunity to see Irish Linen at its various stages of production. These include design, weaving, specialist cutting, hemming and ornamenting. In our beautiful Linen Centre you can learn about the rich history of Irish Linen. We also offer a tour around the factory where you can see the actual production of our linens-sewer's busy finishing unique tablecloths, weavers mastering the art of weaving and the thoughtful packaging process. Our knowledgeable tour guide will bring you closer the real history of Irish Linen. Please book a tour in advanced via email or call our factory and ask for Nigel Spiers. The Linen Centre also offers a unique shopping opportunity with a whole collection of lovely linen products you can choose from- tablecloths, bedsheets, handkerchiefs and more!
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54 Scarva Road, Banbridge BT32 3QD, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4062 3491
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked on the factory tour at very short notice but were welcomed warmly and had a lovely chat with Nigel while we waited for the tour to begin. The staff were knowledgeable, informative and (unlike some tour guides) were enthusiastic and motivated had a...More

Thank Aitchkay2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although they were not weaving the day I went it was still worth the drive! The staff was knowledgeable and I even met one of the artists who had designed some of the coverlets. I went looking for yardage for embroidery and found beautiful pieces...More

Thank Diane L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking to learn more about the manufacture of linen products and to purchase some linen products while in Northern Ireland this is a great place to visit.

Thank pae46
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Recommend this for anyone interested in the production of beautiful Irish Linen. The history of the sector was explained and we got to see people involved in the manufacturing process. Shop was interesting with a good variety of products. Allow over one hour for this...More

Thank Sligopoint
Reviewed 27 June 2017

This is a must-do activity for anyone with a sense of Irish linen history, after visiting the Newmill Flax Mill as it continues the story of one of Ireland's most important industries. To see the end result of the whole process is excellent. The factory...More

Thank Judy J
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

We dropped in to factory shop and were welcomed. And we're so pleased to be taken on a short tour although organised tours were not available. Personal touch was fantastic, with a very good insight into linen production! Thank you so much from a Kiwi...More

Thank Nicola B
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

We had a great visit here on our journey between Belfast and Dublin. We were greeted and advised by a very friendly and helpful staff member and were very happy with our purchases. Highly recommended.

1  Thank sharon456
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Easy access between Dublin and Belfast. Linen factory is a rare gem with a factory outlet. Nigel, who has been employed there 37 years was generous in telling us about the factory even though it wasn't a tour day. Look at their website for tours...More

1  Thank W9837YGjeffb
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Visited this little factory while driving back to Dublin from Belfast. A little off the beaten path (about 2 miles) but worth the drive. A quaint factory located in the middle of a little town. Excellent and eclectic choice of linen. Some great linens with...More

1  Thank Cliff M
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Called in just in case I could join a tour of the factory - mission successful! Was greeted by the most helpful and tolerant member of staff; who accommodated my quest for knowledge on all things Irish Linen. I was treated to an amazing couple...More

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Response from smpitmaniv | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Our tour was just about at closing time and the production floor was empty. As we had contacted them months before about visiting, and my wife is a weaver, Judith spent about an hour with us, talking fibers and equipment... More