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Fergusons Irish Linen Factory

54 Scarva Road, Banbridge BT32 3QD, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4062 3491
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A mandatory stop for seamstresses and others who appreciate quality materials

Two seamstresses walk into the linen factory... sounds like the beginning of a joke. We both went... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jeanette W
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Dayton, Ohio
Unbeliveable!

Wow - if you like Irish linens, this is the place to go for quality and variety. Forget the stuff... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2017
Richard L
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Staunton, Virginia
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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
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Two seamstresses walk into the linen factory... sounds like the beginning of a joke. We both went nuts! Believe me folks, linen like this is hard to come by. And the prices were amazing. Best of all, the proprietor is very, very knowledgeable about his...More

Thank Jeanette W
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Wow - if you like Irish linens, this is the place to go for quality and variety. Forget the stuff you see in the tourist shops. This place is the real deal. Nigel Spiers is the man to see for information and pricing. Virtually everything...More

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

You can buy here very good quality Irish linens in very good price. You can select wide selections from tea towel to blankets and they also have bargain baskets with items from a £1! The guy behind the counter ( we forgot to ask his...More

Thank Evan Dolf C
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Visiting this mill was one of the highlights of my visit to Ireland. The damask linen is truly exquisite. I bought my gifts and one prized tea towel for myself. Prices are fabulous and as a handweaver I was fascinated by the factory. Nigel Spiers...More

Thank jasmineweaver2017
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We visited the linen factory as part of our first visit to Northern Ireland. We booked onto the tour and I was delighted to find that the lady taking us around the factory was from Yorkshire - my home town! The tour was fantastic -...More

Thank ecdgwilliams
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous linen - just beautiful. Very welcoming and worth a visit if you love quality. A wonderful selection - assorted pricing too.

1  Thank C B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

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

2  Thank Aitchkay2
Reviewed 29 August 2017

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

2  Thank Diane L
Reviewed 25 August 2017

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.

2  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

2  Thank Sligopoint
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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
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