>’Donegal Homespuns,

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hand-spun and hand-woven by the peasantry, 2s. 2d to 3s. 6D yard, according to weight and merit, 26 to 29 inches wide.
The thin ones are perfect for tropical climates, the medium for ordinary summer lounge wear, whilst the heavier are almost identical with the genuine high-priced Harris homespuns, and made in exactly the same way.’
Source: W Bill, Irish Cloth Merchants, London in Whitaker’s Almanac, 1897
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