Irish Linen Guild

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Linen is tied to the history of Ireland. Industrialized in the 19th century, it grew into one of the leading industries on the island. Playing a major role throughout the centuries in both economy and politics. Especially influential during the World Wars of the 20th Century, supplying important war materials in the form of rope, blackout sheets, aeroplane fabrics all made from Irish Linen. Explore more of the relationship between Ireland and Linen below.