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We visited this museum last week and it is a truly wonderful gem. Our tour guide (Paddy Buggy) was highly knowledgeable, enthusiastic and interesting with a warm, friendly approach.
He led us through the museum which commemorates Mountmellick's past along with the lives of its...More
This is a small museum displaying embroidered pieces of Mountmellick embroidery which originated in this town. Paddy showed me around and was very knowledgeable about the history of this charming Irish village in the Midlands of Ireland. He also showed me some items that had...More
Lisa gave an enlightening tour of the beautiful articles of this particular type of embroidery. You cannot imagine that the skills needed to execute this work will be kept alive, too few have the time and inclination now to spend hours to make these articles...More
We visited the Mountmellick Craft Museum in Co Laois recently and were welcomed by Mrs Dolores Dempsey who gave us a wonderful tour of the historical and cultural legacy of the Quaker heritage in Laois and throughout Ireland. Whilst we were attending for a tour...More
The story of Mountmellick lace, the local craft that almost disappeared, but was brought back from the brink, is beautifully presented at this fascinating little museum. Our group also enjoyed a practical introductory workshop.