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Fergusons Irish Linen Factory

54 Scarva Road, Banbridge BT32 3QD, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4062 3491
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Banbridge
Type: Factory Tours
Owner description: Visit the last remaining Irish Linen weaver - Thomas Ferguson Irish Linen A visit to Thomas Ferguson Irish Linen offers visitors a rare opportunity... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Edinburgh
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The history of Irish linen production and the method are brought to life here. The tour is very informative and the staff are friendly and enthusiastic. Well worth a visit. Then, there is the lovely outlet shop--- Ali Baba's cave. The quality of the linen is superb. Not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

One of the goals of my recent trip to Northern Ireland was to purchase a linen table cloth. When I found the Fergusons Irish Linen Factory on the internet, I noticed they also did free tours. So, I booked one. It was incredible to see not only how the linen is made, but how this industry has managed to bring... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

My family and I were booked in for a tour at 11am, however a blown tire on the M1 made us miss it! When the office opened again after lunch we were welcomed, and though they couldn't do a complete tour for us, Nigel Spiers was able to conduct an abbreviated trip through the factory for us. It was great... More

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Duesseldorf
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We specifically asked the tourist office at Banbridge for recommendations on sites to do with the Irish weaving industry and were certainly not disappointed by our visit to Thomas Ferguson. The shop has a wide range of interesting products and the staff are helpful and friendly. There was no indication that a tour or a chance of seeing the weaving... More

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Dromore, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Had not been for some time & last review I gave was not great. This time the selection was brilliant the service was friendly & great. Prices were very good so we came away with more than what we going for. Well worth a visit to anyone wanting to stock up on real Irish linen & one day I,ll take... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We lived our little side trip to Banbridge to visit Fergusons Irish Linen Factory. Nigel was ever so helpful & I've walked away with my dream if owning Irish linen right from the factory it was made. Prices were excellent & the range terrific.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

What a wonderful experience to see the highest quality linen item being made and packaged. the quality of the linen is the best in the world and add to the table and bedroom of normal household making them feel like those of Lord and Ladies. The tablecloths and napkins I have have been admired, and in fact been the topic... More

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

went for a wee nosy in Fergusons Irish Linen Factory today and was pleasantly surprised by choice and prices especially after reading bad review on here. Staff lovely, got couple nice wee gifts for friends in USA

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Dromore, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Went to get some presents to take abroad but not a great choice but then it is a factory shop, but we got some.The staff were friendly & helpful.The prices were not as good as we expected for a outlet & some of the items were seconds.

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