where Kenmare Lace is
on display, and sold today.
|A major factor in the development of
Kenmare Lace was the development of it's own
original designs. A school of design was established in Kenmare
which was affiliated to the Kensington college of art in London
and the Crawford school of Art in Cork, from this school came
designs which won acclaim in exhibition around the world.
Happily these designs have not been lost and today they form the basis
of the revival of this cherished local skill.
President of Ireland Mary Robinson
watching a lace piece being made.