Feria de Encajes en Kenmare,Irlanda. 19-22 de Marzo 2015

Kenmare Lace Festival


DSC_0171Kenmare Biannual Lace Festival had it’s origins in ‘The Gathering Ireland 2013’, a series of events, festivals and gatherings of all kinds welcoming people to Ireland during 2013. In March 19 to 22, 2015 we will again celebrate the wonderful heritage of lacemaking and design established by the Poor Clare nuns in post famine Kenmare in the 1860s.

There is a full festival programme with lacemaking workshops in nine different disciplines running over two days. For the fashion conscious there will be millinery and up-styling workshops, a fashion show, meet the designers at the Art & Design Cloister. Exhibitions will showcase the very best in lacemaking and Irish design. There will be a full day of children’s craft and fashion workshops including Kenmare Lacemaking to introduce traditional techniques and design to the younger generation.

All our events are aimed at encouraging people to uphold tradition, good design and culture. To discover what is taking place during the festival go to the programme page.


2013 Competition Winners

Kenmare International Lace Competition 2013 winners Kenmare International Lace Competition attracted interest from all around the world. Lacemakers of all ages competed across four different categories – Traditional, Contemporary, under 18 years of…


Kenmare is known as Neidín in Irish, which means Little Nest, so come and be nurtured in our heritage town and enjoy its hospitality. Kenmare has long been establish