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Irish lace making interactive display and workshop

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Meet the maker, workshop and demonstration day with GOIL in Collins Barracks.

Join members of the Guild Of Irish Lacemakers for an interactive lace display day, suitable for all ages.

Visit to see the supersized lace display to interact and play with, an intermediate level section for visitors to try out lace skills, suitable for older children and adults, and an expert station for those who would like to try lace making for real, includes lacemaking instructions to use at home. All welcome.

The mission of the Guild of Irish Lacemakers (GOIL) is to preserve, promote and develop Irish Lace. In accordance with this mission we are always interested in attracting attention to this specialised craft which has been practiced in Ireland for hundreds of years. Lace has an important position in Ireland’s material culture especially relating to women and early female entrepreneurship.

There are many types of Irish Lace and what is special about the Guild of Irish Lacemakers is that we try to promote and teach all of them. Therefore we’ll cover a range of laces but the ones that we will focus on are:

  • Irish Crochet
  • Tatting
  • Bobbin
  • Carrickmacross
  • Mountmellick
  • Limerick

For more information on the different types of Irish lace please refer to GOIL website: types-of-lace


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




Event Address: Collins Barracks, Dublin

Suitable For: All Ages

Accessibility Information

Collins Barracks has a fully accessible car park with accessible parking. All galleries in the Museum are fully accessible, with three lifts in the main exhibition, and one in the Asgard exhibition. Guide and Assistance dogs are welcome.

Organiser: : Guild Of Irish Lace Makers

Event Email: :

Event Contact Number: : +35386 3180652

Event Website: :

Event Memberships

Design & Crafts Council Ireland, GANS

GANS Membership details

Guild of Irish Lacemakers

Event Details

Maker: Guild of Irish Lacemakers

Starts: Sat 3 Aug at 11:00 am

Ends: Sat 3 Aug at 1:00 pm

Craft Type: Textile Making

Event Location: Dublin

Event Type: Workshop, Meet the Maker, Demonstration

Price: Free to attend