Kenmare Lace

Kenmare Lace and Design Centre Opening Hours: 10:30 am to 1:00 pm (Mon – Fri)

2019 Programme



Winter opening

Mid October to Easter. Open by appointment only. Phone 00353 87 234 6998, see our website for a lacemaking demo, or email us on

Summer opening

Easter to Mid October, 10.15 am to 1.00pm and 2.15pm to 5.30pm, Monday to Saturday. Closed on Sundays.


We demonstrate the making of Kenmare Lace, Carrickmacross Lace, Bobbin Lace, and Irish Crochet Lace daily at the Kenmare lace and Design Centre, time permitting, Just ask.

Group talks on the history and techniques of Kenmare and other Irish lacemaking by prior arrangement, email or

Lacemaking classes/workshops;

Kenmare Lace and Design Centre

Every Wednesday morning from 11.00am to 1.00pm, at the Up stairs over the Tourist office in The Square in Kenmare. Starting  Wednesday November 13, 2019 Beginners welcome. 

Guild of Irish Lacemakers 

Lace day October 19 2019, at The High School Rathgar, Dublin.

Kenmare Lace; Nora Finnegan,

Bobbin Lace; Ann Keller,

Carrickmacross Lace; Mary Shields,

Irish Crochet Lace; Kathie Earle,

Limerick Lace; Grainne Conlon,

Mountmellick Work; Maree Maher.

Other workshops to be announced at a later date.

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