In the middle of the century many people came to this homestead to visit Manus Ferry, renowned weaver, and to purchase his tweed. These included Henry McIllhiney, Glenveigh Castle, Derek Hill, Glebe House, Sir Sidney Nolan, the famous Australian artist and many others too numerous to mention. With his craft and using the wool provided by his brother’s sheep that grazed the surrounding mountains, the family overcame the hardships that faced most families in the valley. The famed weaver and shepherd lived with their sister who ran the shop and kept house. Manus’s home has been preserved to give the visitor the full flavour of life in Donegal in the middle of the last century.