I was introduced to Mountmellick Work by Veronica Stuart during the lace weekend in Headford on 22/10/2017.  As I have a keen interest in embroidery, I was fascinated by this white on white work. I visited the Mountmellick Embroidery Museum, Co. Laois on 10/11/2017.

This museum is located in the village of Bellanaleck, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh.

The beautifully-restored Sprigging School in Rathbarry once housed a lace school established by Lady Carbery in 1825. Last week, as part of our Culture Night activities, a very special piece of lace associated with that school came to visit us here in Headford.

Although I have been living in London for the last two years, I became involved with the Headford Lace Project from a distance and have fallen for this beautiful craft. Women’s history has always been of interest to me and I done extensive research on Irish women whose achievements were mostly overlooked with the passing of time.