first_imgAN inspiring Co Donegal business is celebrating – after its swish curtains were unveiled today inside a recreation of the Titanic ballroom.Glenmore Linens boss Patricia O’Toole thought it was a wind-up when she got the order last December.Then she realised it was for a replica ballroom of the sunken liner – inside the new Titanic building in Belfast. “With the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, it was a very special order for us and we’re delighted the curtains are now up,” said Patricia of Glenmore Linens in Ballybofey.The Titanic Suite is due to open later this month as part of the wider Titanic Belfast visitor centre.The replica ballroom also includes the famous staircase, featured in the 1990s movie about the boat’s sinking.Said Patricia: “We were provided with the original designs for the original curtains and followed those meticulously.” Her father, company director Sean O’Kane, said 250 metres of material were to make the curtains which will hang six metres high in the replica ballroom“There are two different colours – wine red velvet for the dress curtains and cream for the working curtains. The only difference between these and the original curtains is that the replica ones will be operated by electric!”The 1,000-seater Titanic Suite is just half a mile from where the ship was built at Harland & Wolff in east Belfast.More than 1500 people died when it struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage to New York in April 1912.LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW © 2012, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on us on UNVEILED: TITANIC BALLROOM WITH SWISH DONEGAL-MADE CURTAINS was last modified: March 19th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:UNVEILED: TITANIC BALLROOM WITH SWISH DONEGAL-MADE CURTAINSlast_img

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