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Maritime & Heritage Visitor Centre

Fintra Rd., Killybegs, Ireland
+353 74 974 1944
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Very interesting

The tourist information office recommended a visit here and we are glad we went. It is only a small... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
vacuumcleaner
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Chester, United Kingdom
Nice heritage center

We visited here and found the carpet making process interesting. We were shown how the carpets were... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
FamTimeFL
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Fintra Rd., Killybegs, Ireland
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+353 74 974 1944
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

The tourist information office recommended a visit here and we are glad we went. It is only a small museum but well presented. There is a small charge but this is worthwhile because you get to see a film of the carpet making - we...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

We visited here and found the carpet making process interesting. We were shown how the carpets were made and told the history of the carpet factory.

1  Thank FamTimeFL
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

We visited without any expectations other than spending an hour or so learning about the local industry. We were pleasantly surprised by a very sweet young woman who gave us a personal tour through the factory (now museum) after we watched a 20 minute video...More

1  Thank Naomi M
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

On a wet November day, my wife and I were the first visitors for the day. Staff were delightful, a warm welcome, super friendly and a great tour. Well worth a visit, really interesting history of hand woven carpets and an overview of maritime history...More

1  Thank jamesiescott
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived at the centre to be pleasantly met by staff. Nothing was too much trouble and we had a delightful hour being personally tutored on the history surrounding the company. A very enjoyable visit with exceptional staff. Thank you for all your help and...More

Thank tdayus
Reviewed 4 October 2016

on a recent trip through Ireland I visited Malin Head. it is the most northerly point in Ireland. The scenery is wonderful and it also had a lot to do with the air force in the war. I would recommend a visit.

Thank bigjohn2_uk
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The tours offer an insight into the skills needed to make a hand made Carpet, which were made for famous places all over the world. Also experience a fishing trawler wheelhouse by trying your skills in landing a boat safely into the harbour to the...More

Thank Patricia F
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Killybegs is the largest fishing port in Ireland and there is a small exhibition of the history and types of fishing carried out from here together with a navigation simulator of the harbour. But the main point of interest is the hand knotting carpet factory....More

1  Thank 64Rod
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely little museum with friendly and helpful staff. Very entertaining (perhaps not intentionally so) film presentation, made in the 1970s, about the hand knotted carpet industry, which seems to be a dying, if not dead, trade. Strangely the museum also included a simulator which for...More

Thank Martin M
Reviewed 9 July 2016

This is a lovely museum telling the history of hand knotted carpets in Donegal which started over 100years ago.The tour starts off with a 20 minute film which was made in the 1970s about the business and how hand knotted carpets are made. We both...More

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