Limerick lace

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Nineteenth-century Limerick lace wedding veil

Limerick lace is an embroidered needle lace made in Limerick in Ireland.

It is formed on a mesh using one or both of two techniques:

The lace was noted for its variety of delicate fillings, as many as 47 different ones being found in one collar. [1]

The industry was started in 1829 By Charles Walker. The industry was revived in the late 1880s.[2]

When John F. Kennedy visited Limerick in 1963 he was presented with a lace christening robe.

Limerick Museum hold the largest collection of Limerick Lace in the country.


  1. ^ Pat Earnshaw. A Dictionary of Lace. Shire Publications. ISBN 0-85263-700-4. 
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