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Founded in 1820 by Patrick J. Higgins at Main Street, Claremorris, Co. Mayo, Higgins and Company began trading as a drapery, tannery and Public House.  When Patrick Higgins first put his name over the door he could hardly have foreseen that his family would still be trading from the same premises almost 200 years later.

Celtic Design Collection by Higgins & CompanyPatrick's son Thomas F. Higgins inherited the business from his father in the 1870's and, in keeping with tradition, placed his name over the door.  Thomas continued trading until 1919, when he handed the enterprise over to his son Jeremiah. 

Again, in keeping with tradition, Jeremiah placed his name over the door and continued to trade until his death in 1960 at the age of 84. 

The Celtic Design Collection is Irish history, or a piece of it and, fortunately a piece that's not lost.

2000 years of Celtic art and design, handed down over generations, has inspired Higgins & Company to create the Celtic Design Collection. The Celts chose art and design to express how they felt about the universe, life, death, and the changing seasons. Celtic symbolism reflects human spirit, their ambitions and desires, aspirations and fears, their beliefs of the "other world" and of their fellow man.

In the dawn of this millennium, we as a people are again seeking a higher level of clarity and a deeper meaning for our journey through life. There is convergence between the values of the ancient Celts and our reawakened values today. These values motivate us daily in how we interact with family, friends, colleagues and how we achieve our personal and professional goals.

We have chosen rugs and wall-hangings as the medium to demonstrate these designs. Each design has a story reflecting our aspirations through Celtic symbolism. Please take the time to appreciate our designs and the story that each portrays. It is our hope that you will find a design that can act as your inspiration.

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