Carpet factory, Killybegs, County Donegal, Ireland circa 1959 by Andrew Jones

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The carpet factory was founded in 1898 by Scottish textile manufacturer Alexander Morton. Three of the four Donegal Carpets manufactories were closed during the Depression, and production was centered in the original factory in the village of Killybegs, where the company continued to create bespoke carpets for stately homes and government buildings. The Morton family sold the company to an Irish consortium, Donegal Carpets Ltd., in 1954. By 1987, orders had dwindled as changing fashions and economies had taken their toll, and the factory closed its doors. In 1999 Donegal Carpets reopened and the original looms came back to life. Today, the Donegal Carpets factory at Killybegs is the only place in the British Isles where hand-knotted carpets are still made.

Photograph originally taken on film and home processed by my Dad.

Carpet factory, Killybegs, County Donegal, Ireland circa 1959 has been featured in the following groups:
Days Gone By
People at work 26th November 2010
Street Photography and Photojournalism 30th November 2010

AndrewJonesFoto travel, nature and fine art of the human form. Based in The Rower, County Kilkenny, Ireland. Studio work and commissions accepted.
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  • oulgundog
    oulgundogover 5 years ago

    Wonderful stuff!

  • Thank you

    – Andrew Jones

  • Vitta
    Vittaabout 5 years ago

    Excellent work Andrew!!

  • Thanks Vitta, it was my Dad that did all the work!

    – Andrew Jones

  • fourthangel
    fourthangelabout 5 years ago

    Lovely Andrew!

  • Thank you Angela, I’m quite surprised how well the colour works given this is 50 years old and was processed in our kitchen sink by my dad!

    – Andrew Jones

  • snefne
    snefneabout 5 years ago

    What a treasure! Its great to see old art all new again!

  • Thank you so much for your visit, yes it is nice to let these photos see the light of day again.

    – Andrew Jones

  • oulgundog
    oulgundogabout 5 years ago

  • Thank you for another feature today, this really is very pleasing and very much appreciated. Andrew

    – Andrew Jones

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 4 years ago

  • thank you!

    – Andrew Jones

  • bygeorge
    bygeorgeover 4 years ago

  • Thank you George, I’m sure my Dad would be proud to have his photograph featured more than 50 years later! Much appreciated Andrew

    – Andrew Jones

  • Roger Jewell
    Roger Jewellover 4 years ago

  • Many thanks Roger, I’m delighted to see my Dad’s photo featured in this great Group. Much appreciated, Andrew

    – Andrew Jones

  • Catherine Berger
    Catherine Bergerover 4 years ago

    Congrats! Such an interesting capture. :-)

  • Thank you very much for your visit and comment, Andrew

    – Andrew Jones

  • patcheah
    patcheahover 4 years ago

    Wow,fantastic image! Congrats on your features!

  • many thanks, much appreciated

    – Andrew Jones

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