Category: Media

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • A conversation with Susan Frawley

    A conversation with Susan Frawley

    Dr. Susan Frawley is the chairperson of Friends of Lace Limerick. As part of a series of videos dedicated to HeritageWeek2023 and AugustCraftMonth2023, we invited her to talk about the Friends of Lace group, their projects and upcoming events. The series of ten videos created as part of the Laces of Ireland are all available…

  • 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…

  • Bring Out Your Lace Catalog 2015

    Limerick Museum and Archives created a beautiful digital catalogue after the successful Bring Out Your Lace event organised as part of National Heritage Week 2015.