Limerick Lace

  • Limerick Lace Workshop for Beginners – July

    Limerick Lace Workshop for Beginners – July

    Were you always curious about how Limerick lace is made? Here comes your opportunity! A one day Limerick lace workshop for beginners will take place on Saturday, 15 July 2023, from 10am to 4:30pm in the Limerick Museum. The workshop will be taught by Toni O’Malley and supported by Friends of Lace Limerick. The fees…

  • Riverfest  Lace Exhibition

    Riverfest Lace Exhibition

    An antique, vintage and crafts fair took place at the Milk Market on Sunday, April 30, and Monday, May 1, 2023 as part of the Riverfest weekend. Friends of Lace were invited by the organisers to organise a pop-up Limerick Lace exhibition, a lace making demonstration and to give a talk on the past and…

  • Our first meeting for 2023

    Our first meeting for 2023

    Following the news that Limerick Museum is now open on Saturdays, Friends of Lace have decided to meet on the 4th Saturday of the month from now on until the end of 2023. Our first meeting took place on Saturday, 25 February, and had the purpose to discuss and plan for future activities, approve a…

  • Introductory lacemaking workshops for UL students

    Introductory lacemaking workshops for UL students

    At the invitation of the @ULCrafts Society, Eva Ryley and Gabriela Avram, from Toni O’Malley’s lace-making class, led two introductory Limerick lace workshops on October 24 and again on November 7 2022 with two groups of students at the University of Limerick. The images below are from the last session. We shared with the students…

  • Heritage Week 2022 – The legacy of Amy Whitelegge – lace designer, lacemaker and teacher

    Heritage Week 2022 – The legacy of Amy Whitelegge – lace designer, lacemaker and teacher

    On Monday, 15 August 2022, as part of Heritage Week 2022, we organised a pop-up exhibition and a presentation by invited speaker Merrie O’Sullivan. Merrie O’Sullivan presented the lace collection of her grandmother, Amy Whitelegge, who made and taught lace in Ireland. The collection included a stunningly beautiful wedding dress and a sampler of Amy’s…

  • Limerick Lace – from Design to Makers Online Exhibition

    Limerick Lace – from Design to Makers Online Exhibition

    An exhibition presented by Limerick Museum, curated by Dr. Matthew Potter. Research by Maureen Egan and Ruth Guiry Cagney. Images from the Sisters of Mercy Provincial Heritage Centre, Charleville, Co. Cork, by kind permission of Sister Bernadette Maria Kopek. Photography by Keith Wiseman. For detailed examination, it might be better to download a copy of…

  • Amazing Lace Symposium 2019

    Amazing Lace Symposium 2019

    The Limerick Museum in collaboration with Friends of Lace are inviting you to the Amazing Lace Symposium 2019  that will take place in the Absolute Hotel in Limerick on Saturday, 12 October 2019, from 10am to 5pm.  Friends of Lace are  a local group of lace makers formed in 2017 in Limerick with the mission to bring Limerick lace…

  • Lace making classes- new term

    Lace making classes- new term

    New Limerick Lace classes are starting at the Granary (in the Library) on 12 September 2019 (Thursday mornings 10:30 to 12:30). The classes will take place weekly for 10 weeks. For registering your interest or for getting more information, call Toni O’Malley on 087 277 5113. The photo shows the work of Eva Ryley, who…

  • Heritage Week 2019

    Heritage Week 2019

    As part of Heritage Week 2019, Friends of lace in collaboration with the Limerick Museum are organising an exhibition of Limerick lace pieces, designs and related objects. The exhibition will be launched by Councillor Michael Sheahan, Mayor of the City and County of Limerick on Tuesday, 13 August at 5:45pm. Everybody welcome! The exhibition will…

  • Limerick lace – intangible cultural heritage

    Limerick lace – intangible cultural heritage

    In July 2019, Limerick lace was added to the National Inventory of Intangible Heritage due to the efforts of Dr Matthew Potter, Curator, Limerick Museum and Dr Susan Frawley of Pennywell Lace and Friends of Lace. 30 elements of living Irish culture were given official recognition at the event which took place at Waterways Ireland. Other practices being…