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Magee of Donegal
Donegal Town, Co. Donegal
Magee of Donegal is a large retail outlet in Donegal Town selling a luxury lifestyle brand called Magee 1866. The Magee 1866 collections include, menswear, womenswear, accessories and homeware. The store also has a large gift department, artisan food market and the Weaver’s Loft Bistro which is a popular stopover for breakfast, lunch, brunch and home baking.

Magee was established in 1866, originally as a small drapers shop in Donegal, buying and selling handwoven tweed, by John Magee, a cousin of the current generation’s great grandfather, Robert Temple. Magee of Donegal stands on this very site today. Robert Temple bought the business in 1900 and it has been in the Temple family ever since. Today, Magee is a fourth and fifth generation family run business.

At Magee of Donegal, you will get the chance to see a skilled handweaver on a traditional loom and hear the story of the age old craft of handweaving which has been part of County Donegal’s heritage for hundreds of years. Learn about the Magee 1866 family brand, synonymous with Donegal Tweed and how the process of handweaving has evolved and what Magee 1866 is planning for the future to keep this wonderful craft alive.

Magee specialises in designing and weaving luxury natural fibre fabrics in the Mill in Donegal. Their designers work closely with some of the world’s leading fashion brands to create colourful, intricately designed fabrics. They still hand weave using lambswool, alpaca and cashmere yarns that result in a beautifully soft handle. Designs include, the classic Salt & Pepper, the true Donegal tweed inspired by the ever changing landscape surrounding Magee. Every Magee collection, whether fabric, garment or accessory is designed to reflect the distinctive Donegal heritage with a contemporary twist.

Magee 1866 consists of three inter related divisions, Magee Weaving, Magee Clothing and Magee of Donegal. Magee weaving has four designers on the team and employs six hand weavers. The bulk of the fabric is woven on power looms.

Magee Clothing sells a full lifestyle collection of knitwear, shirts and casual outerwear.

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Donegal, Diamond, Co. Donegal, Ireland
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