Kenmare Lace Festival

Kenmare Lace festival October 3rd to 6th.


The Gathering Ireland 2013 hosts a a series of events, festivals and gatherings of all kinds welcoming people to Ireland during 2013.Kenmare Lace Festival is honoured to be a part of this amazing event line-up. Kenmare will be celebrating the wonderful heritage of lacemaking established by the Poor Clare nuns in post famine Kenmare in the 1860s.

The festival line-up includes events for all ages , workshops, exhibitions and competitions for all age groups.

There will be a variety of workshops, taught by some our best Irish lace teachers with international reputations, held throughout the three day event, these include: Kenmare Needlepoint Lace, Irish Crochet Lace, Carrickmacross both traditional and contemporary, Limerick Run and Tambour lace, Bobbin Lace and Tatting, and Battenburg Lace. So there is a new skill for everybody to learn.

There will also be some very informative lectures on the history of Irish lacemaking, on Kenmare Lace and the story of ‘The Commemorative Circle of Lace’ made recently by the school children in Kenmare and aided by the wider community.

Along with a variety of exhibitions Kenmare Lace festival will also be holding a” Fashion-Able” event which will encourage textile students from all over Ireland to participate and show their skills as Irish designers of the future.

This festival is a great celebration of nation history and keeping the tradition alive.

If you are thinking of visiting Kenmare for the festival in October please look at the following Accommodation & Dining options we have available to you.

Luxury 4* Accommodation contact Brook Lane Hotel reception on 064 6642077 or visit the website: .Eat&Sleep special offers are available please ask our reception for more information
No 35 Restaurant Call 064 664 1559 for dinner reservations or visit our website