On a wet November day, my wife and I were the first visitors for the day. Staff were delightful, a warm welcome, super friendly and a great tour. Well worth a visit, really interesting history of hand woven carpets and an overview of maritime history and even a chance to have a go at carpet weaving and driving a boat... 更多
We arrived at the centre to be pleasantly met by staff. Nothing was too much trouble and we had a delightful hour being personally tutored on the history surrounding the company. A very enjoyable visit with exceptional staff. Thank you for all your help and time. A must on visiting the area.
on a recent trip through Ireland I visited Malin Head. it is the most northerly point in Ireland. The scenery is wonderful and it also had a lot to do with the air force in the war. I would recommend a visit.
The tours offer an insight into the skills needed to make a hand made Carpet, which were made for famous places all over the world. Also experience a fishing trawler wheelhouse by trying your skills in landing a boat safely into the harbour to the pier. A great was to spend a few hours for the family.
Killybegs is the largest fishing port in Ireland and there is a small exhibition of the history and types of fishing carried out from here together with a navigation simulator of the harbour. But the main point of interest is the hand knotting carpet factory. For centuries Donegal Carpets have been producing custom handmade carpets for some of the most... 更多
Lovely little museum with friendly and helpful staff. Very entertaining (perhaps not intentionally so) film presentation, made in the 1970s, about the hand knotted carpet industry, which seems to be a dying, if not dead, trade. Strangely the museum also included a simulator which for €1 allows you to try steering a boat into Killybegs Harbour - great fun!
This is a lovely museum telling the history of hand knotted carpets in Donegal which started over 100years ago.The tour starts off with a 20 minute film which was made in the 1970s about the business and how hand knotted carpets are made. We both found this very interesting. After that we were taken into what is left of the... 更多
A good visit especially on a wet day. Reasonably priced, friendly staff and good parking. Unique skills in carpet weaving by hand in 2016. Working & "Antique" hand-looms. Starts with an audio-visual presentation for around 20 minutes. Historical video/photographic presentation of hand weaving. Navigation experience possible on a modern aid. Purchases possible.
A nice guided tour round the factory after a 20 min. film. My mum is disabled and she could easily visit this place. We had a private tour with a lovely guide. We did not visit the maritime part. We can recommend this place!
This is a gem of an attraction with a guided tour and video of when it was a functioning carpet factory and other things as well. The lady who did our tour was very interesting and informative and a couple of us even tried to do a hand knot on the loom, which was much harder than I thought it... 更多