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.

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