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Killybegs International Carpet Making and Fishing Centre

Killybegs International Carpet Making and Fishing Centre Review

High-quality hand-knotted and hand-tufted carpets are produced at this factory to order: a square meter costs around €2,000. Visitors are welcome to commission a piece, but examples of the carpets are not sold off the peg. In the fishing center—refurbished in 2012—interpretative panels take you through a detailed history of the fishing industry in Killybegs; local fishermen (when not hauling in the catch) will show you how to mend nets and recount some fishy tales. For €1 you can play with the Ship Simulator and steer your own boat through the tricky waters of the harbor.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Kilcar Rd., Killybegs, Co. Donegal
  • Phone: 074/974–1944
  • Cost: €5
  • Hours: Weekdays 9:30–5:30, weekends 11–4
  • Website:
  • Location: Killybegs
Updated: 04-24-2013

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