Amazing Lace Exhibition

Amazing Lace Exhibition

17 August, 9am - 4pm
18 August, 1:30pm - 4pm
19 August, 9am - 5pm
20 August, 9am - 5pm
21 August, 9am - 5pm
22 August, 9am - 5pm
23 August, 9am - 4pm
24 August, 9am - 4pm
25 August, 1:30pm - 4pm

  • Limerick Museum Friends of Lace and St Mary's Cathedral
  • St Mary's Cathedral Limerick
  • Co. Limerick

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.

Admission & Booking

    • Adult: €5.00
    • Child: €0
    • Concession: €3.50

Access & Parking

  • Suitable for Children under 12
  • Wheelchair Access (Full)
  • No Car Parking Available