Poplar Linens

Poplar Linens is an Irish textile company that produces fabric and interior products. Its retail partners include Tesco and John Lewis.[1] Poplar Linens manufactures cloth products featuring brands such as PAW Patrol[2] and Mrs. Brown's Boys.[3] The company is directed by Ben Walsh, Sean Walsh, Liam Walsh and Colm Walsh,[4] who also became the co-owners of Great Southern Hotels in 2006.[5]

Poplar Linens
IndustryTextiles and other cloth products
Founded1949 (1949)

In April 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Poplar Linens began selling personal protective equipment through their website for the first time.


Poplar Linens was founded as the "Handkerchief Factory."[6] The company is documented as the largest Irish manufacturer of linen tea towels by the Clew Bay Heritage Centre.[7] In January 2002, Poplar Linens became one of the licensees for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, producing bed linen, towels and flags for the event.[8]


  1. ^ "Poplar Linens helps businesses prepare for Star Wars mania with official licensed products". Cision Inc. 15 December 2015.
  2. ^ "New PAW Patrol range proves Poplar!". LTW Magazine. 13 April 2016.
  3. ^ Langsworthy, Billy (30 June 2014). "Mrs Brown's Boys kitchen textiles range on the way". Licensing.biz.
  4. ^ Cooke, Nicola (26 August 2006). "Walsh brothers hold lucrative linen deals". The Sunday Business Post.
  5. ^ Beesley, Arthur (25 August 2006). "Family group set to buy three airport hotels for €75m". The Irish Times. Archived from the original on 11 September 2016. – via HighBeam (subscription required)
  6. ^ "Bridie Horan". The Mayo News. 3 October 2007.
  7. ^ "Cathair na mart (Journal of the Westport Historical Society) Volume 10 Reprinting" (PDF). Clew Bay Heritage Centre.
  8. ^ Brabbs, Cordelia (24 January 2002). "Licensees warm up for World Cup 2002". Campaign Magazine.

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