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Mountmellick embroidery

This is a small museum with the most interesting embroidery on display - white on white work. The... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Lou W
Toowoomba, Australia
A special gem and a tribute to Mountmellick's Quaker heritage

We visited this museum last week and it is a truly wonderful gem. Our tour guide (Paddy Buggy) was... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Cork, Ireland
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Irishtown, Mountmellick, Ireland
+353 57 862 4525
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

This is a small museum with the most interesting embroidery on display - white on white work. The tour is lovely and the people are great. Worth the time to visit. You will learn about the early days in Mountmellick. Really interesting.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lou W
Reviewed 15 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Marie L
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Its good to know that these crafts are being revived and taught to locals. Keep it up. It is beautiful

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Monica M
Reviewed 24 November 2016

The staff at the Museum were very warm and helpful, and generous with their time. The work is really beautiful too

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

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

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Mary H
Reviewed 1 July 2016

We just stopped in to see the handwork and stayed a long time. Interesting place for the Quaker history. The people were very kind and helpful.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Mekie
Reviewed 8 October 2015

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.

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank scatteredgardener
Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

We were thrilled with the embroidery. Orla was very helpful and answered all our questions. Nice little gift shop

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Jacqui L
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