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This is a unit of three programmes looking at different aspects of History in Northern Ireland . Programme 6 focuses on Canals and how their usage has changed over the years. The second programme in the unit compares the manufacture of linen and lycra. Programme 8 examines monastic life at Nendrum, Strangford Lough.

About the Programme
Programme 7 - The Textile Industry
Broadcast: 13th June 2006 BBC 2 NI 10.30 -10.50am

ARCHIVE - SELB programme code :TK 1161

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Lough NeaghThis programme compares the manufacture of two very different fibres – linen and lycra. One is a natural fibre and the other synthetic.

Learning Outcomes


By the end of the programme the pupils will have learned about:

•  understand the creation and production of lycra

•  identify the differences between synthetic and natural materials

•  understand the industrial development of linen-making in Ireland

•  understand the making of linen from ancient times to modern-day production

Teaching Resources
Download Teacher's Notes and worksheets by clicking on the arrows below:
Programme Title
Teacher's Notes
7: The Textile Industry
6-8: Canals, The Textiel Industry, Nendrum
Unit Programmes
Programme 6:


Programme 7:
The Textile Industry


Programme 8:


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