Hidden in the Pile: Story of the Abbeyleix Carpet Factory


A history of the Abbey Leix Carpet Factory that produced carpets for the RMS Titanic. Written by Mairead M Johnson.

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Hidden in the Pile: The Abbey Leix Carpet Factory 1904-1912 is a complete history of the Abbeyleix Carpet factory which produced carpets for many big houses up and down the country and internationally and perhaps most famously of all the ill fated RMS Titanic.

It covers the history of carpet making in Ireland and how this was revolutionised by the inventions of Robert Flower, Lord Ashbrook, from the neighbouring town of Durrow. How carpet making developed in the area and the design elements that were unique to this carpet factory.


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