Journal of the Upper Ards Historical Society No.46 2022

Press/Media: Expert Comment


In April 2022 Deborah White was an invited guest speaker at Portaferry Women's Institute. Her topic : The History of Irish Damask Linen inspired this article written by Vice- President (UAHS) Ms Betty Lyttle affording an interesting insight into the history of a privately owned Irish Linen Tablecloth from the Andrew Nugent Estate woven by Coulsons Manufactory, Lisburn (c. 1820-1840).

Period1 Dec 2022

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleJournal of the Upper Ards Historical Society
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletUpper Ards Historical Society ISSN - 01 - 40 - 9204
    Media typePrint
    Duration/Length/Sizepp.7 - 9
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionAn Old Tablecloth
    Producer/AuthorBetty Lyttle
    PersonsDeborah White, Betty Lyttle


  • Linen
  • Andrew Nugent Estate
  • Brownlow Estate
  • Napery
  • Ireland’s Industrial Legacy
  • Linen Heirlooms
  • Portaferry House
  • research impact