Irish Glass - Tradition in Transition:A personal awakening to the beauty of glass.

Róisín de Buitléar recently gave a talk entitled Creating Allure in which she recalled memories of linen and lace at her mother’s Martindale family in Kent. This prompted a visit to her exhibition CAUTION! Fragile at Collins Barracks.

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.

Visit to a National Library of Ireland Exhibition, Seamus Heaney, ‘Listen now and Again’ running at the new Bank of Ireland Cultural and Heritage Centre, College Green.

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.