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Threading The Tower- Lace Sculpture Launch

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About the event

The Irish Crochet Lace Revival along with lacemakers living in Clondalkin, lacemakers connected to the area but no longer living there and artist Fiona Harrington have been working on a project that aims to celebrate the rich history of crochet lace in the area and reconnect to this important local history.

The lacemakers will create a replica of the Clondalkin Round Tower using traditional Irish Crochet Lace techniques and copper wire, that will eventually be on permanent display at the Round Tower Visitor Centre in Clondalkin.

The Launch of the finished artwork will take place on August 16th at Clondalkin Library and all are welcome to attend. As well as the finished artwork, the artist and lacemakers will be present on the night to talk about the process and to display other samples of Irish Crochet Lace created by the group.


Where is it taking place?

Clondalkin Library
Monastery Road
Dublin 22

Who is it suitable for?

Details to follow


The event will take place on upstairs on the 1st floor. There is o lift at the library, so visitors will have to walk upstairs

When is it taking place?

Wednesday August 16th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Price & do you need to book?

Free. Booking not required

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Additional information 

This project is a collaboration between local lacemakers in the Clondalkin area, the Irish Crochet Lace Revival, artist Fiona Harrington and people who are connected to the area and its history of lacemaking, but no longer living there The lace used in this piece was made by many hands, from allover the world, some of whom are direct descendants of the lacemakers who worked in Sybil Connolly’s Atelier. The techniques and patterns have been carefully selected to ensure the rich history of lacemaking in Clondalkin is reflected, as well as using adapted patterns that were used in Connolly’s designs.


Design & Crafts Council Ireland


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: Irish Crochet Lace Revival

Starts: Wed 16 Aug at 6:30 pm

Ends: Wed 16 Aug at 8:30 pm

Craft Type: Textile Lace, Textile Making

Event Location: Dublin City

Event Type: Exhibition

Price: Free