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Tullylish Watch Towers

"Two Sentinels still standing on the Green:
Tullylish Watch Towers and Ireland's greatest Industry."

A Lecture by Brian Mackey of the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum
Organised by The Follies Trust (www.follies-trust.org)

Supported by Banbridge District Council (www.banbridge.com)

 

On Thursday 11 April at 7pm in the Old Town Hall, 1 Scarva Street, Banbridge, 

Brian Mackey, curator of the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum, will outline the processes for making linen in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.This was Ireland's premier product and exported worldwide. In this lecture the power and prestige of the linen industry in its heyday will be explained. Brian will also outline the reasons why it is important to keep the memories and the artefacts of this important industry. One of the watchtowers (a twin of the one still standing on the former bleach green and pictured above) was taken down and re-erected at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra.
The Follies Trust (www.follies-trust.org), in partnership with Banbridge District Council (www.banbridge.com), have a scheme to restore the two watch towers which still grace the former bleach green at Tullylish. It is hoped that work will commence after Easter.
The Follies Trust invite those attending to make a donation towards the cost of the project.

 

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