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Maritime & Heritage Visitor Centre

Fintra Rd., Killybegs, Ireland
+353 74 974 1944
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Great afternoon spent here

Best indoor attraction in Killybegs. Ideal for a rainy day. Guide was friendly and excellent... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
Graham C
via mobile
Amazing, must see

We weren't here for long because our coach didn't stop long in Killybegs but so much to see in this... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
JacqFromDunfie
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Fintra Rd., Killybegs, Ireland
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+353 74 974 1944
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Best indoor attraction in Killybegs. Ideal for a rainy day. Guide was friendly and excellent knowledge of the subject. Knew the answers of every question asked. Would visit again.

1  Thank Graham C
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We weren't here for long because our coach didn't stop long in Killybegs but so much to see in this museum. Staff extremely friendly and so knowledgeable. Very informative video. Lots to see in the carpet factory. Lots of information on the local fishing industry.

1  Thank JacqFromDunfie
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

The tourist information office recommended a visit here and we are glad we went. It is only a small museum but well presented. There is a small charge but this is worthwhile because you get to see a film of the carpet making - we...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

We visited here and found the carpet making process interesting. We were shown how the carpets were made and told the history of the carpet factory.

2  Thank FamTimeFL
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Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

We visited without any expectations other than spending an hour or so learning about the local industry. We were pleasantly surprised by a very sweet young woman who gave us a personal tour through the factory (now museum) after we watched a 20 minute video...More

1  Thank Naomi M
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Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

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...More

1  Thank jamesiescott
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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

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...More

Thank tdayus
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

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.

Thank bigjohn2_uk
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

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...More

Thank Patricia F
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

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....More

1  Thank 64Rod
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