I'm organising a Lace Seminar event as part of The Pan Celtic Festival, Dingle, Co. Kerry on 29th and 30th April 2011. We'll have a small exhibition of different kinds of Lace, and demonstrations as well. I'm posting updates here http://woollyway.blogspot.com/2011/03/story-of-irish-lace-exhibition-seminar.html. If you are interested in attending, or need help finding accomodation, etc, just let me know.
The 40th International Pan Celtic Festival presents a Festival Seminar - The Story of Lace
A Celebration of the History and Beauty of Irish Lace, in An Díseart, Sráid an Doirín, An Daingean, Co. Chiarraí
The Seminar - Friday 29th April 2011
Time: 2pm-5pm Admission Free
- Talks on the History of Clones Lace with Máire Treanor and Kenmare Lace with Nora Finnegan, two of Irelands finest lace-makers.
- A viewing of Irish Lace from *Hands*, a documentary series made for RTE in the 1970’s and 1980’s, on the final years of traditional rural and urban life in Ireland. Director Daniel Shaw-Smith will be present, and he will be selling the Hands TV series, newly released on DVD.
- Award winning members of Traditional Lace-makers of Ireland will be giving demonstrations on different types of Lace-making
- Book Launch: Celebrating the revising and republishing of 2 books, Clones Lace by Máire Treanor
and Youghal Lace by Catherine Clancy. Both authors will be present, and signed copies will be for sale.
The Workshop - Saturday 30th April 2011
3 hr workshop: Morning 10am – 1pm or Afternoon 2.30pm – 5.30pm
• Irish Crochet Lace with Máire Treanor
• Kenmare Lace with Nora Finnegan
Cost: €40 (€20 non-refundable deposit to book your place). Limited spaces of 12 available for each workshop. Basic sewing and crochet skills required for the workshop.
Please make cheque or postal order payments to Pan Celtic Corca Dhuibhne, and post to Pan Celtic Corca Dhuibhne, Ionad Forbartha Gnó, Páirc Ghnó an Daingin, An Daingean, Co. Chiarraí. Registration forms to book a place at the workshop can be downloaded from the Pan Celtic website http://www.panceltic.ie
Eolas: 086 3993241