Category: Events

  • 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…

  • Bring Out Your Lace 2024

    Bring Out Your Lace 2024

    Does your family have any piece of lace hidden away in a drawer? Maybe a family heirloom, or something you have acquired at some point that you wonder about.  Friends of Lace Limerick in collaboration with People’s Museum Limerick are organising a special event on Saturday, 24 August 2024, where you can bring in your…

  • Limerick Lace Beginners Workshop

    Limerick Lace Beginners Workshop

    We were delighted to collaborate with the Northstar Family Support Project in offering an initiation into Limerick lace to a group of ladies yesterday, 28 May 2024. Eva Ryley presented the first steps in Limerick lace: setting the hoop , threading the needle, copying a pattern and attaching it to the hoop, creating an outline…

  • 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.

  • Friends of lace AGM for 2024

    Friends of lace AGM for 2024

    Friends of Lace Limerick met on 24 February 2024 in the Limerick Museum for the 2024 AGM. On the agenda, we had the Chairperson’s report, the Treasurer’s report, the Secretary Report, and the election of the new committee for 2024-2025. After listening to the three reports, we proceeded to elect the new committee. This is…

  • The Programme of the Amazing Lace Symposium

    The Programme of the Amazing Lace Symposium

    This is the final version of the programme: The Symposium will take place on Saturday, 23 March 2024, at the Absolute Hotel in Limerick. Friends of Lace Limerick will be at the venue from 9am, to welcome the participants and facilitate setting-up the pop-up exhibition. The symposium will open at 10 am, with a welcome…

  • Announcing our keynote speaker for the Amazing Lace Symposium

    Announcing our keynote speaker for the Amazing Lace Symposium

    This post is part of a series of posts detailing the talks and panels scheduled for the Amazing Lace Symposium 2024 on 23 March in the Absolute Hotel. To see the whole programme, go here. Our keynote speaker for the Amazing Lace Symposium is Bairbre Guilfoyle. The title of her keynote is: ‘Lacemaking in Ireland:…

  • Amazing Lace Symposium 2024

    Amazing Lace Symposium 2024

    Friends of Lace Limerick in collaboration with Limerick Museum are delighted to announce a new edition of the Amazing Lace Symposium for 23 March 2024 in Limerick. We aim to start at 10am (or 10:30) and finish before 5pm. Two previous editions took place in October 2018 and November 2019. The venue is the same: The…

  • 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…