Revival of the Irish Linen Industry at Derrylane, Dungiven, Co. Derry.

We sometimes forget how large the Linen industry was in the 19th and early 20th century.  Belfast was the world centre the hub of innovation in technology, machinery manufacture, the chemistry of dyeing.  It had a world wide marketing and sales network in the English speaking world and Argentina.  This helped the northern counties of Ireland to hold onto a larger proportion of their population after the famine then the south.