Once again last month, Kenmare was the focal point of the lace-making world as enthusiasts of this delicate art
gathered to take part in the second Kenmare Lace Festival, there were workshops, competitions, lectures, exhibitions and fashion shows, not to mention the lace-bedecked
windows of the shops and restaurants all over town.
There are so many people who need to be thanked for their help and support including Pobalscoil Inbhear Scéine, the Carnegie Arts Centre, the Park Hotel Kenmare, Sheen Falls Lodge, the local shops and restaurants, Senator Mark Daly, Michael Healy Rae TD, Councillor Dan McCarthy, Noel Crowley, the lacy window artists, the many volunteers who gave up their time to curate our exhibitions, and everyone else who helped in any way towards the success of this, the second Kenmare Lace Festival. Special thanks to everyone who took part in our competitions, and to the National Tailoring Academy for sponsoring the Fashion-Able competition and offering such wonderful prizes. Thanks also to the local shops, the designers and the couturiers of the future whose creations graced the catwalks in the Park Hotel and the Sheen Falls Lodge.
The final acknowledgement must go to the organising committee, without whose hard work and dedication the Kenmare Lace Festival would not have happened so well done, Nora Finnegan, Anne Dunne, Emer Finnegan, Siobhán Thoma and Kathlyn O’Brien. Take a bow!