The Lacemakers’ Shoes Walking Tour

About the event

Headford Lace Project will be participating in ‘Connecting Corrib Communities – Showcasing Heritage’ an initiative of Corrib Beo in association with LAWPRO.

Join committee members of Headford Lace Project on this tour which will explore the remarkable heritage of Bobbin Lacemaking in Headford going back to the mid 1700s as well as recent work to revive the traditional craft. Participants will gather at The Angler’s Rest Hotel and will explore a route including the original lacemakers’ cottages in New Street, Lace Matrix in St. George’s Square and will finish in the Lacemakers’ Garden in Headford Community Orchard. Headford Lacemaking was added to the Irish National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2021.

This event is outdoors and the walk is approximately 1.3km finishing at Headford Community Orchard. Please wear appropriate footwear and dress for the weather.


This event is part of National Heritage Week, a heritage council programme.


Where is it taking place?

Angler’s Rest Hotel
Co. Galway,
H91 PN77

When is it taking place?

Sunday August 21st, 11:30am to 1:30pm

Who is it suitable for?

All ages

Do you need to book?

Yes, booking is required. To book visit eventbrite

Contact details

For more information about this event visit the National Heritage Week Website

For more information about Headford Lace Project please see


Design & Craft Council Ireland
Headford Lace Project


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

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Event Details

Maker: Headford Lace Project

Starts: Aug 21 at 11:30 am

Ends: Aug 21 at 1:30 pm

Discipline: Textile Making

Location: Galway

Type: Meet the Maker, Maker Talk

Price: Free