The Maritime & Heritage Centre is located here in the Carpet Factory building where the world famous Donegal Carpets are made. These luxurious carpets are hand knotted in the highest quality material, and go back to 1898 when Alexander Morton introduced them to Killybegs. The carpets grace some of the most prestigious buildings and homes around the world, including Aras an Uachtarain, the White House and Buckingham Palace. A fine example can be seen in Glenveagh Castle, which is open to the public. Come and see the longest loom in the world, and partake in live demonstrations of hand-knotted carpet making. Enjoy hands-on experience in a fishing trawler wheelhouse. Browse through a display of works by local artists. There is a craft and coffee shop on the premises.
Courtesy of the Maritime & Heritage Centre Brochure
|longest hand-knotting loom in the world|
Factory workers circa early 1900s
|Chart put up against a corner mirror|
|a donegal carpet|