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Kenmare Lace and Design Centre

The Heritage Centre, Kenmare, Ireland
353 64 42636
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Ranked #5 of 6 shopping in Kenmare
Type: Art Galleries
Most recent review
- Jun 13, 2012
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English first
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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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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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

Good history and knowledge of how the natives pursued this ancient craft in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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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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Scottsdale, AZ
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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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