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Kenmare Lace and Design Centre

The Heritage Centre, Kenmare, Ireland
353 64 42636
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Ranked #5 of 8 Shopping in Kenmare
Type: Art Galleries
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- Sep 13, 2014
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I had looked forward to going here as I am a lace maker. I was not disappointed as I was met by the lady who runs the centre and her daughter. Lovely collection with an informative person on hand. I was impressed by the materials they had for sale for lace makers and they also had kits made up so... More

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Irish lace is synonymous with Ireland. The Design Centre's goal is to preserve the work of nuns who supported themselves with lace making. Nora Finnegan, the director, was knowledgeable and personable as she demonstrated several types of lace making. Small items, such as doilies and linen handkerchiefs trimmed in lace were available for sale. If you enjoy traditional crafts and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

If you sew, or know someone who appreciates handmade lace, then this shop/museum on the square in Kenmare is a wonderful place to visit. There's no admission charge, it's located on the second floor above the Tourist Information just off the square, and it's one of the most intriguing shops you'll ever see. There was a young woman sewing behind... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

I stopped into this small shop next to the Tourist Information Center to check out the lace display. Many of the good examples are in the National Museum in Dublin, so what little they had on display were minor pieces. However, it was a delight to have the daughter of the proprietor show me some of the stitches in lace... More

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2011

We went to the Kenmare Lace and Design Centre because my wife is avid lace lover. We arriaved 10 minutes passed closing time and luckily the lady was still there. She let us browsed the store and answered all our questions. If you are into lace this is the place to be.

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Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2010

If you crochet or needlepoint, you may find this stop to be a must. If not, you can probably bypass this location. This small shop boasts some beautiful framed samples of antique lace and also has things for sale such as, a small selection of antique handkerchiefs as well as some modern pieces (many are machine made). The very knowledgeable... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2010

This is basically a one-room museum/store on the second floor of the Heritage Center/Tourist Info Office in downtown Kenmare, but it is definitely worth the trip if you are into handcrafts of any kind. I do many types of needlework, and my husband included this stop in our itinerary specifically for me. Brilliant! They have antique laces from various parts... More

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