Lecture: Skellig Michael: Past Times
Heritage Iveragh/Oidhreacht Uíbh Ráthaigh
Ballinskelligs Community Centre, Dungeagan, Ballinskelligs, V23 DT28, Co. Kerry
17 August, 8:15pm - 9:30pm
The Amazing Lace Exhibition features lace and lace patterns from the permanent collection of Limerick Museum; modern examples of Limerick lace and examples of other Irish laces.
Limerick lace is 190 years old in 2019. Limerick lace was the largest enterprise in the history of Irish lace. At its peak in the early 1850s, some 1,850 individuals were employed in Limerick city making lace. It was worn by thousands of women, including major figures, such as Queen Victoria, American First Lady Edith Roosevelt and Countess Markievicz. Generations of churchmen also wore Limerick lace and used lace to decorate their churches, in Ireland and throughout the Irish diaspora.