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Kenmare Lace is an Irish needlepoint Lace. It is made with a needle and thread. It is based on the detached buttonhole stitch.

The Poor Clare nuns came to Kenmare in 1861. They were brought there to teach the children of the locality. They did this very well. They also gave them a skill with which to earn a living. This skill was lacemaking.

The nuns in Kenmare were also talented artists. Training in design added value to their lacemaking and so Kenmare Lace became known worldwide.

Kenmare lace is still made today at the Kenmare Lace and Design Centre in Kenmare.

Here you can learn about the history of this unique industry started by the nuns of Kenmare.

Kenmare Lace Designs

Antique lace from the Poor Clare Convent can be seen in The Kenmare Lace and Design Centre situated up stairs over The Tourist Information Centre and also in The Heritage Centre situated down stairs behind the Tourist Infomation Centre

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