Mountmellick Museum News

Mountmellick Museum News

Mountmellick Museum News

The presentation of Mountmellick Lace by Minister of Foreign Affairs and proud Laois man Charles Flanagan to His Royal Highness Prince Charles has seen interest in the Laois town and its lace-making heritage rocket. The place to go and find out more about this is the Mountmellick Museum.

The main focus of the Mountmellick Museum, in County Laois, is to conserve and display the original pieces of Mountmellick’s rich Quaker industrial past. The original embroidery designs on show at the museum were created in 1825 and were inspired by the flora and fauna on the banks of the River Owenass.

Mountmellick Embroidery is unique as it is the only form of white on white embroidery from the Nineteenth Century which can claim to be entirely Irish in origin and design. It began in 1825 when there was a world wide revival in embroidery and lace making.

At the Mountmellick Museum and Conference Centre you will discover the ideal venue for your business event. Surrounded by wonderful scenery and situated in the midlands of Ireland, the museum is the perfect attraction for passing visitors or holiday makers in the area.

For more information about Laois and its amazing places to visit click on the Discover Ireland site here. For news on the big Quaker Homecoming this summer in Laois click here.