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Fergusons Irish Linen Factory

54 Scarva Road, Banbridge BT32 3QD, Northern Ireland
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Superb linen - please support the industry

This is our 2nd visit to purchase linen whilst travelling and the detour (we are from Australia... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
europhile_11
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Melbourne, Australia
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Tour of factory an added plus to buying the beautiful linens

This was our last stop on our tour of Ireland and a most delightful one. The tour was amazing, no... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lauren C
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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 1 week ago via mobile

This is our 2nd visit to purchase linen whilst travelling and the detour (we are from Australia leaving from Dublin) is worth it. Forget the horrible tat at those tourist shops and buy true linen and support an industry that was once part of the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our last stop on our tour of Ireland and a most delightful one. The tour was amazing, no wonder the linens are so renowned. We found so great buys among the seconds and the staff helped us to find matching sets

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Fergusons linen factory is possibly the best kept secret in Banbridge, if not in Ireland. Located on the Scarva road on the outskirts of the town centre – Fergusons’ is well worth the visit. The selection of linens is magnificent – the traditional whites and...More

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Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

Visited The Ferguson Linen Centre with our Retirement Association from work. Never knew this place existed. Was interested hearing the history of the place which was commenced in 1854 by Thomas Ferguson. This is a working linen factory and we were able to go into...More

1  Thank eileenp560
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Reviewed January 17, 2018

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

1  Thank Jeanette W
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Reviewed December 14, 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

1  Thank Richard L
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Reviewed December 5, 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

1  Thank Evan Dolf C
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Reviewed November 5, 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

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Reviewed October 27, 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

1  Thank ecdgwilliams
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Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

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

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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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