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Celebrate August Craft Mont with Borris Lacemakers

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Join Borris Lacemakers in the beautiful setting of Borris House for a beginners Borris Lace workshop (registration, tea/coffee from 9.30 – 10am).

Borris House is the ancestral home of  Lady Harriet McMorrough Kavanagh who established the Borris Lace industry in the late 1840s. The House holds an impressive collection of traditional Borris Lace and has a beautiful Lace Garden on the grounds.

Participants will learn basic Borris Lace stitching techniques.

Tea/Coffee and scones on arrival. Light lunch (selection of sandwiches, tea/coffee, fruit). Please let us know of any dietary requirements.

Places limited, so booking is essential. Cost: €40, which includes materials, tea/coffee and lunch.

Please email for further details or to book.


This event is part-funded by Design & Crafts Council Ireland for August Craft Month 2024.




Event Address: Borris House, Borris, Co. Carlow

Advanced Booking is Required

Suitable For: Adults 18+

Accessibility Information

Parking is available at the House. It can be made wheelchair accessible with advance notice.

Event Email: :

Event Contact Number: : +353871269014

Event Memberships

Design & Crafts Council Ireland, GANS

GANS Membership details

Borris Lace

All August Craft Month events are run independently by the event organisers. For questions regarding this event please contact the event organiser directly.

Event Details

Maker: Borris Lacemakers

Starts: Sat 17 Aug at 9:30 am

Ends: Sat 17 Aug at 12:00 pm

Craft Type: Textile Making

Event Location: Carlow

Event Type: Workshop

Price: €40