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First trip to Ireland and looking for lace!

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First trip to Ireland and looking for lace!

Hi everyone!

My hubby and I are planning our first trip abroad to Ireland in May, 2013 and we're absolutely thrilled!

We'll be spending the majority of our time based in a self-catering house not far from Kilkenny city and will do mostly day trips to the east and southern coasts from there.

One of the items on my wish list is to find a piece of antique, handmade Irish lace. I know it might be hard to come by and I'm willing to settle for a piece that's not antique as long as it is handmade. I've done a fair amount of research online and I've found only two areas that might have what I'm looking for: a shop up in Northern Ireland (we're not headed there on this trip) and a place called "The White Room" in Kenmare. At this point, we are planning a two day trip to that area since it's a bit of a drive and so much to see. I wondered if any of you know of other places to find handmade lace pieces or if you see them in the markets?

Thanks so much for your help!

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1. Re: First trip to Ireland and looking for lace!

From earlier this year on lace - not necessarily antique lace:

tripadvisor.com/…43525584

Not sure if this is antique, but it's within easy reach of Kilkenny:

http://thelacegallery.com

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2. Re: First trip to Ireland and looking for lace!

Not a shop but a museum. The Mountmellick Museum may be of interest to you and is within easy reach of Kilkenny.

mountmellickdevelopment.com/museum-page.html

And this is in Tullow Co Carlow again very near Kilkenny

http://www.irishcarrickmacrosslace.com/

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3. Re: First trip to Ireland and looking for lace!

Thanks so much for the very quick responses! I really appreciate the input!

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4. Re: First trip to Ireland and looking for lace!

http://www.traditionallaceireland.com/

mountmellickdevelopment.com/museum-page52662…

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5. Re: First trip to Ireland and looking for lace!

The place mentioned as being in Tullow is not in the town, about 5 /6 miles out.Will you have a car?

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6. Re: First trip to Ireland and looking for lace!

Yes! We'll have a car on this trip.

Thanks!

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7. Re: First trip to Ireland and looking for lace!

Kenmare is a good port for Lace. Quills is the place a lot of people have found what there looking for! They have another shop out around Glengarriff I think

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8. Re: First trip to Ireland and looking for lace!

Thanks TFBD! I hadn't heard of Quills before but we will check them out since a trip through Kenmare is definitely in the plans. I think I'll also check out The Lace Gallery in Carlow since it's so close to "home".

Thanks again!

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