Museums and Attractions

Museums and Attractions

Killybegs Maritime & Heritage Centre


The Carpet Factory
Fintra Road
Republic of Ireland

The Killybegs Maritime & Heritage Centre is situated at the famous Donegal carpets building, where world famous hand-knotted carpets are made.

These world class Donegal Carpets can still be seen in such places as Dublin Castle, The Oval Room at the White House, the Vatican, Buckingham Palace, stately homes, and foreign embassies throughout the globe.

Come to see the largest hand-knotted loom in the world, view live demonstrations of how hand-knotting is done, and also have the opportunity to test your own skills at the loom.

Enjoy a hands on experience in a life sized wheelhouse, similar to those on the local fishing vessels, fitted out with an array of electronic navigational fish finding and communications equipment. There is also a collection of paintings, photos and artefacts on display.

Be assured of a warm welcome to the Killybegs Maritime & Heritage Centre. The centre tour takes approximately one hour. It offers a fascinating audio visual insight into the history of the fishing and hand-knotted carpets.

On Site FacilitiesKEY
  • Car Park
Additional FeaturesSHOW
Admission Prices

Adult €4 Children/Students/Senior Citizens €3 Family: €12 Children under 6: Free Group rates available

Opening Months

Open all year

Opening Times

10am - 6pm Mon-Friday 1pm - 5pm every Sat + Sun from Easter to end of September

Things To Do Nearby

Summer festivals