The ancient skill of weaving has been deeply rooted in the historical region of the Boyne Valley for several centuries. It is a craft that has been passed down from one generation of Branigans to the next, with a history of weavers that can be traced back over a century.
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Four generations of Branigan Weavers

It takes more than one generation to weave a tradition
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From as early as 3200BC, stone carvings and drawings at Newgrange Burial site, 5 miles from Drogheda town centre, depict intricate spirals and herringbones. This vivid imagery is captured in the unique woollen fabrics, knitwear and pottery handcrafted in the Boyne Valley region.

The rich, fertile area of the Boyne Valley, on the east coast of Ireland, is the ancestral home of the Branigan family weaving tradition. Now in its fourth generation, Branigan Weavers continue the tradition of weaving and producing woollen apparel and accessories from their mill in Drogheda, nestled along the banks of the River Boyne.

The townland of Drogheda was renowned for the production of textiles worldwide; from cotton towels, linen fabrics and now luxurious woollen cloths fashioned into contemporary styled Coats, Capes and accessories.

The deep history of the surrounding valley has inspired many of the modern design accents of the fabrics produced by the Branigans. Today, Branigan products are exported worldwide to specialty stores, department stores, mail-order companies and boutiques. From as far away as Japan and Australia to USA, UK and Europe.