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Maritime & Heritage Visitor Centre

Fintra Rd., Killybegs, Ireland
+353 74 974 1944
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Charming

On a wet November day, my wife and I were the first visitors for the day. Staff were delightful, a... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2016
jamesiescott
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County Armagh, United Kingdom
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An exceptional experience

We arrived at the centre to be pleasantly met by staff. Nothing was too much trouble and we had a... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2016
tdayus
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“minute film” (3 reviews)
“guided tour” (4 reviews)
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Fintra Rd., Killybegs, Ireland
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+353 74 974 1944
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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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

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...More

Thank Martin M
Reviewed 9 July 2016

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...More

Thank stonellas
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Beautiful carpets and a virtual boat that you can manouver thru the Harbour in three different sceneros

Thank donegal52
Reviewed 27 June 2016

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...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 24 June 2016

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!

Thank Anja R
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