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Address: 54 Scarva Road, Banbridge BT32 3QD, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 4062 3491
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Visit the last remaining Irish Linen weaver - Thomas Ferguson Irish Linen


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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Fantastic factory tour

We had a great personalised tour of Fergusons Irish Linen. Huge thanks to Andy and Judith who showed us around at the end of their day. Really enjoyed seeing all the different... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Carolyn C
Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great personalised tour of Fergusons Irish Linen. Huge thanks to Andy and Judith who showed us around at the end of their day. Really enjoyed seeing all the different looms working and appreciating the different fabrics that can be interwoven with linen. What amazing designs they create! Wonderful to see how they support fashion designers and movie... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the few places (the only place?) that still makes Irish linen in Northern Ireland. We took a tour of the factory and saw the care they take to ensure top quality. Our tour guide Nigel was a wonderful host. If you want good quality linen this is the place to shop. The shop had a variety... More 

Thank Paul M
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Toured the factory with the owner Judith who provided an inspirational tour filled with amazing tales of those for whom they have made their linen and immense passion about the quality and the future of the business. This is a must see if you are in Northern Ireland. The process and the weaving machinery are amazing to watch.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with my linen-aholic wife to visit Ferguson's. The factory tour is worth booking, to see the traditional side of linen weaving and the most modern, in Ireland's last damask weaving mill. The guides are pleasant and knowledgeable and Nigel made us warmly welcome. We visited the factory shop - an Aladdin's Cave of linen, most exciting are the baskets... More 

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Middlewich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 August 22, 2016

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 August 5, 2016

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 August 4, 2016

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.

Thank Aljilyn
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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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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