Category: LaceMakers

  • Limerick lace pop-up exhibition

    Limerick lace pop-up exhibition

    For this year’s Heritage Week, we have decided to bring our lace out of the museum setting and on to the main street, so that people who are not frequent museum goers or are unaware of Limerick’s lace making history and traditions can come upon our exhibition accidentally. We want to demonstrate that lace making…

  • Invited Speaker: Gabrielle O’Gorman

    Invited Speaker: Gabrielle O’Gorman

    On 27 April 2024, we had the honour to host Gabrielle O’Gorman at our monthly Lace Day in the Limerick Museum. Gabrielle spent two years in the Pennywell Magdalene Laundries in the 60s, and was taught to make Limerick lace. She worked on the christening robe gifted to president J.F. Kennedy on the occasion of…

  • Classes starting in May 2024

    An additional term of Limerick lace classes is starting on Wednesday, May 1st, at 7pm. The classes are taking place on Henry Street in Limerick. This is a 10 weeks term, and beginners are welcome. The classes are being taught by Tony O’Malley helped by Eva Ryley. You can sign up here.

  • Limerick lace classes starting in January 2024

    Limerick lace classes starting in January 2024

    A new 10 weeks term of lacemaking classes focusing on Limerick lace will start on Tuesday, 9 January 2024. The classes will take place on Tuesday mornings from 10:30am to 12:30pm in a location on Dock Road, Limerick. The classes are taught by Toni O’Malley. Complete beginners are welcome. A beginner kit will be provided.…

  • Brainstorming with Giordana Giache

    Brainstorming with Giordana Giache

    The second brainstorming workshop was led by Giordana Giache, lacemaker, educator and reputed artist, founding member of Lumen Street Theatre , in the Limerick Museum on the morning of 24 November. Building on the results of the previous workshop, the participants discussed several topics. Below a sample of these topics: Again, the participants discussed how…

  • Meeting with Brazilian lacemakers in Dublin

    Meeting with Brazilian lacemakers in Dublin

    The Brazilian Embassy in collaboration with the Guild of Irish Lacemakers, organised a meeting between a group of visiting Brazilian lacemakers and Irish lacemakers at the Mansion House on Thursday 23 November 2023 between 10am and 3pm.. The Brazilian lacemakers visiting come from Divina Pastora in Sergipe, where a needle lace, originally brought there by Irish nuns, is a…

  • Brainstorming with Paula Rafferty

    Brainstorming with Paula Rafferty

    The brainstorming workshop led by Paula Rafferty took place on 9 November 2023 in the UL City Campus. Paula Rafferty is a renowned Quilter and Textile Artist and a fabulous teacher. We worked in groups and we kept on rotating in order to generate as many ideas as possible. Three topics were put to discussion:…

  • Lacemakers training in FabLab Limerick

    Lacemakers training in FabLab Limerick

    As part of the “Lace Making in the Digital Age” project funded by Creative Ireland and Limerick City and County Council through Creative Ireland- Made in Limerick, a group of lacemakers, artists and members of the public attended a 4-week training in Fablab Limerick.  The first Fablab session took place on Thursday, October 19 2023.…

  • Lace Making in the Digital Age

    Lace Making in the Digital Age

    Creative Ireland – Made in Limerick project – Registration now open With the support of the Creative Ireland- Made in Limerick programme, Friends of Lace Limerick are offering training for lacemakers and artists in using digital fabrication. The training will take place in 4 consecutive Thursdays in Fablab Limerick  from 6:30 to 7:30pm, starting with 19…

  • Recording of talk on Maude Kearney

    Recording of talk on Maude Kearney

    On October 3rd 2023, we celebrate 150 years from the birth of Maude Kearney, luminary of Limerick lace. The famed Limerick lace-maker, designer and entrepreneur Maude Kearney was born on this day in 1873. For over fifty years, Mrs Kearney ran a lace-making business in Limerick City called the Thomond Lace Industry, which employed between…