During Heritage Week I visited the Irish Workhouse Centre in Portumna, Co. Galway. I needed to learn about the history of the workhouses and get an understanding of the work being done at the Irish Workhouse Centre and the possible overlap with the Headford Lace project.

I was inspired to do this monogram for Joshua at his christening. When I saw him wearing the bonnet made by Ester Kiely and trimmed with Jackie Magnin’s Headford Lace, I decided I had to make something special to remember this occasion. Joshua is our ‘Headford Lace baby’ and has been part of the project even in-utero.

During Heritage Week I had occasion to visit New Ross and view the Ros Tapestry. There I met Ann Fogarty and Susan Synnott who explained how this community based enterprise began in 1998.

Video memories of our wonderful weekend in Cork. Our thanks to Galway Rural Development for the funding, and to our friends in Cork: the Traditional Lacemakers of Ireland, West Cork Regional Museum, and Rathbarry Tidy Towns.