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Fergusons Irish Linen Factory

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Address: 54 Scarva Road, Banbridge BT32 3QD, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 4062 3491
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Visit the last remaining Irish Linen weaver - Thomas Ferguson Irish Linen

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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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interesting tour of works . The leader of the tour was pleasant and helpful. He then took us to the factory shop and explained what to buy and checked seconds to find the best

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Middlewich, United Kingdom
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Middlewich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

interesting tour of works . The leader of the tour was pleasant and helpful. He then took us to the factory shop and explained what to buy and checked seconds to find the best

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had done the excellent factory tour here on a previous visit to Banbridge, but made a return trip to see what the shop had to offer. I am fan of Irish Linen huckaback towels in particular and I was delighted to find a great selection on offer, from samples in the "bargain basket" to newly available natural coloured huck... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Shop at Fergusons Irish Linen Factory is more than worth a trip to Banbridge. Linen was the core of Irish industrial production; the factories provided work and linens for stable, dining, bedroom and bath. Most of the linen factories are now gone from both the North and the Republic sacrificed to cheaper production in China. But Fergusons remains; and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in the location to buy Irish Linen for a wedding present. The staff were knowledgeable and very helpful. But more importantly we were able to purchase the item we required for a very reasonable price. Will have to return for the factory tour.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

I called into the shop today and o my goodness what a treat. The gentleman that serves also does the tours knowledgable about linen and the process does not come close to this mans knowledge and passion on the subject. If you love our national material and are still proud that it is produced locally call here it is truly... More 

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Thank Feepat63
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

This was my second trip to Fergusons, first trip was purely a shopping expedition where I picked up a beautiful tablecloth and about 30 napkins from the bargain bin! I returned with a friend from the US earlier this month to take the factory tour. Tours take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11am and 2pm, cost £7.50 and need... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Visiting my boyfriend's family in ban ridge, we were looking for things to do and didn't expect to find much locally. Having studied fashion the linen factory looked like it would be of interest to me, my boyfriend agreeing to come along with me. We rung up beforehand and found they were doing a tour at 11. Judith showed us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Visited the Titanic Belfast exhibit and was surprised to learn the linen powerhouse that Ireland was during this era. The irish linens were made for the Titanic and her sister ships for the wonderful tablecloths, napkins, runners etc throughout the ship. It was the finest linen produced anywhere in the world. I was excited to visit a mill but they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Arrived friday mid morning, didn't realise no mill tour, however the person in charge was most accomodating and briefly showed us inside the mill. The linen for sale was of the highest quality and the person we spoke to went out of his way to explain its workings over the years and to suggest other places to visit during our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Judith took us on a great tour of the plant almost at closing time. Her passion and pride for her craft and company, detailed knowledge of linen, design, the incredible Jacquard looms was evident and a joy to see. Strongly recommend visitors arrive by 1100 as they closed at 1230 on the Friday we visited.

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