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Irish Lace Museum: an Enchanting Journey into the Past

Sheelin Lace Museum and Shop

Sheelin Lace Museum and Shop

History and Artistry Meet at Sheelin Lace Museum & Shop in County Fermanagh, Ireland

Close to the border with the Republic of Ireland, the town of Sheelin houses a magic place: the Sheelin Lace Museum and Shop:

Sheelin

Not simply a dusty collection of mouldering garments, this is a vibrant place of restoration, recreation and celebration of all things lace, particularly Irish lace.

Sheelin TeaRoom

The beautiful Tea Room adjoining the Shop

Owner and lace expert Rosemary Cathcart not only preserves antique lace, including a stunning collection of gowns; she uses old lace as her medium, to create new pieces: jewelry, bridal hair ornaments, and other one-of-a-kind works of lace art.

Sheelin Lace Museum

Rosemary Cathcart - proprietor and lace preservationist

Many thanks, Maire Treanor, for introducing me to Rosemary and the amazing Sheelin Museum and Shop!

Maire Treanor at Sheelin Museum

Maire Treanor, Irish Crochet Lace artist extraordinaire, was my guide to the Sheelin Lace Museum

Read more about travel in Ireland and its lace tradition here!

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