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.
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