Tag: HeritageWeek

  • 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…

  • Lace Talk: Maude Kearney: Luminary of Limerick Lace

    Lace Talk: Maude Kearney: Luminary of Limerick Lace

    As part of National Heritage Week, the Limerick Museum is offering a lace talk on Friday 18 August at 2pm in the museum. Dr Matthew Potter, Curator of Limerick Museum, will give a talk on famed Limerick lace-maker Maude Kearney (1873-1963). For over fifty years, Mrs Kearney ran a lace-making business in Limerick City called…

  • Limerick Lace Workshop for Beginners

    Limerick Lace Workshop for Beginners

    A one day Limerick lace workshop for beginners will take place in the Limerick Museum, that has a number of remarkable lace artefacts on display. The event is part of National Heritage Week and August Craft Month. The workshop will be led by reputed lace teacher Toni O’Malley. Toni learnt the craft of Limerick lace…

  • Bring Out Your Lace 2023

    Bring Out Your Lace 2023

    Does your family have any piece of lace hidden away? Maybe a family heirloom, or something you have acquired at some point that you wonder about. Limerick Museum and Friends of Lace Limerick are organising a two-day special event in the Limerick Museum on Heritage Week, where you can bring in your own items of…

  • 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…