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Kenmare Lace and Design Centre
Kenmare, Co. Kerry
The Kenmare Lace and Design Centre, located in Kenmare, County Kerry, exhibits antique lace and conducts lacemaking demonstrations. You can also purchase different types of Irish Lace, lacemaking materials and general haberdashery.

The Kenmare Lace and Design Centre is the hub of a long established lacemaking industry in Kenmare, County Kerry. Here you will find locally made lace, lacemaking kits, lacemaking materials and lace books for purchase.

You can watch live demonstrations of Kenmare Lace, Irish Crochet Lace, Carrickmacross Lace, Borris Lace and Bobbin Lace. Demonstrations can be conducted on demand when demonstrators are available. Group demonstrations must be pre-arranged.

Here you can also explore a display of beautiful antique lace from the Poor Clare Convent in Kenmare and some of the original exquisite designs for lacemaking painted by the nuns in the 1800s.

Why we like it
  • Live demonstrations of different lacemaking techniques.
  • Learn to make lace with one of their kits, instruction books and materials.
  • Buy pieces of locally made lace in the shop or online.
Family friendly
Free to visit
Rainy days
Free car parking
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Contact details
Lace and Design Centre, The Square, Kenmare, Co. Kerry, V93 H68P, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend up to 30 minutes here.

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