Headford Lace Weekend

20th-22nd  September

 

Culture Night Installation: Forget Me Not

Friday 20th September, from approximately 8pm. Free of charge. 

Forget Me Not is a video installation by Jojo Hynes projected onto a Headford building after dark on Culture Night. The installation remembers the 13 Headford girls aged 15-19, who were given assisted passage to Australia to begin a new life during a dark and difficult time in Irish history, 1848-1850.

No booking required. Go and explore the town to find it!

 

Improvers Bobbin Lace with Jackie Magnin

Saturday 21st September, 10am – 12:30pm, Angler's Rest Hotel, Headford. Cost: €15.

Limited places available at this half-day workshop, to move your bobbin lace-making skills along to the next level. Bring along the project you are currently working on and avail of some extra tuition from Jackie. Booking essential - contact us or phone 087 6193870 as soon as possible.

 

Bonnet Ceremony

Saturday 21st September, 3 – 3:45pm. St Fursa’s Hall, Headford. Free of charge. 

Lace makers and other craftspeople will present Tasmanian Artist Christina Henri with bonnets made for both her bonnet tribute projects project Irish Roses: Brideship Lasses and Roses from the Heart. The ceremony will include music and verse.

There is no charge for this event but please do let us know if you plan to come so that we can get an idea of numbers.

 

Talk: Using Art to Lift the Veil of Amnesia

Saturday 21st September, 4-5pm. Anglers Rest Hotel, Headford. Free of charge. 

Dr Christina Henri will deliver a talk on how she has highlighted the hidden history of transportation to Tasmania and Australia through art.

There is no charge for this event but please do let us know if you plan to come so that we can get an idea of numbers.

 

Lace Notes & Other Stories

Headford Lace Project has been working on four different collaborations in recent times which will all be celebrated in this exciting event. Contributions from Christina Henri (visual arts), Jojo Hynes (film), The Whileaways (music) and Headford Music Works will all feature in a packed line up.

Unfortunately due to limited capacity this event is only open to invitation holders.

 

Beginners Bobbin Lace Workshop with Jackie Magnin

Sunday 22nd September, 10-4:30pm. Angler's Rest Hotel, Headford. Cost: €30.

We will provide all materials required to get you started on this wonderful heritage craft. Any lace samples you make are yours to keep. And you can keep the full materials kit too for an extra €25 should you wish.

Booking essential as there are only 8 places available for this 1 day beginners workshop. Booking essential - contact us or phone 087 6193870 as soon as possible.

 

Lacemakers Gathering

Saturday 21st September, 10-12:30pm, and Sunday 22nd September, 10-4:30pm. Angler's Rest Hotel, Headford. Free of charge. 

Spend some time working on existing lace projects, in the company of other lace-makers. There won't be a tutor available, but it's a great opportunity to get together and share skills or stories of lacemaking (crochet, knitted, bobbin, tatted or needle lace... whichever method you prefer). We'll leave the door open for members of the public to visit the lacemakers, see a display of lace, etc.

No booking required, but we'd love if you would let us know if you can make it, so that we have an idea of numbers.

 

Interlaced: The lost history of lacemaking in Headford and Cong

Sunday 22nd September, 1pm, Angler's Rest Hotel, Headford. Free of charge. 

Recent findings have added to our understanding of the history of Headford Lace and committee member, Norma Owens will present an illustrated talk, to share the full story stretching from the 1700s to the current day.

No booking required, but we'd love if you would let us know if you can make it so that we have an idea of numbers.

 

The Lacemakers Shoes: A walking history tour of Headford Lace

Sunday 22nd September, 5pm. Departs Angler's Rest Hotel, Headford. Free of charge.

Weather permitting, we will take a stroll to New St. to see the Lacemakers Cottages, on to St. George's Square to learn about the St. George family, and on to the Lacemakers Garden in the Community Orchard. Wear comfortable shoes, it will take approx 45-60mins.

 

Afterwards why not to visit one of ours establishments in Headford or Cloughnover for a drink, a bite to eat or perhaps some music?

We think you'll agree, the September Headford Lace Weekend is jam packed! We’d love if you could join us for some or all of it.

 

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