Wednesday, March 9, 2011

‘The Story of Irish Lace’, Exhibition, Seminar and Workshops, Dingle, Co. Kerry

Festival Updates here!!

The 40th International Pan Celtic Festival will be hosted in the Gaeltacht of Corca Dhuibhne/Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry, from 27th April – 30th April 2011. 

‘The Story of Irish Lace’
A Celebration of the History and Beauty of Irish Lace, part of the 2011 Pan Celtic Festival 
An Díseart, Sráid an Doirín, An Daingean, Co. Chiarraí

The Pan Celtic Festivals aim is to promote and strengthen Celtic languages, culture, music, song and sport and to encourage inter-Celtic tourism, trade and commerce, and exchange of information. This year the festival hosts a lively programme, very best of food, music, singing dancing, and now Lace!

The Exhibition - 29th April - 30th April 2011
This exhibition will consist of samples of different kinds of Irish Lace.

The Seminar - Friday 29th April 2011
Admission Free
Time: 2pm-5pm
Talks on the History of Irish Lace with Máire Treanor and Nora Finnegan, two of Irelands finest lace-makers. A viewing of ‘'Irish Lace' from *Hands* a series of documentaries made for RTE in the 1970’s and 1980’s, on the final years of traditional rural and urban life in Ireland. There will also be a Question and Answers session at the end of the seminar, where you can bring along your antique lace to be identified by Máire and Nora.

The Workshop - Saturday 30th April 2011
Workshop Times: Morning 10am – 1pm or Afternoon 2.30pm – 5.30pm
Irish Crochet Lace with Máire Treanor
Kenmare Lace with Nora Finnegan
Basic sewing and crochet skills required for the workshop.
Cost: €40 (€20 non-refundable deposit to book your place). 

Please make cheque or postal order payments to Pan Celtic Corca Dhuibhne, Ionad Forbartha Gnó, Páirc Ghnó an Daingin, An Daingean, Co. Chiarraí. Registration forms to book a place at the workshop can be downloaded from the Pan Celtic website Limited spaces of 12 available for each workshop.

For more information contact Orla at 086 3993241 or email

Pan Celtic Festival Corca Dhuibhne 2011 on Facebook 

Books and materials, and the Hands DVD series will be available to purchase at the venue.

For more information on lace, check out some of the following links:

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