Traditional Lacemakers of Ireland (TLI)

Traditional Lace Makers of Ireland was formed in 2005 to celebrate Cork's year as European capital of culture with several working and living exhibitions. Since then the society has exhibited both at home and abroad. The lacemakers and collectors regularly display, teach and promote the very highest standard of Irish laces made in the South of Ireland. TLI members have had a number of successes at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) Craft Competitions including first place in the lace category and first place in the knitting and crochet category in 2008.

TLI are always delighted to have visiting lace guilds join in the workshops and organised events. Classes are held on the second Saturday of the month (except January and August). New members are always welcome; visitors are especially welcome.


Classes twice a month, exhibitions, teaching, promoting.

Who Can Join

Anyone who has an interest and skill in lacemaking.

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