Sheelin Irish Lace Museum

Places to See | Co.Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

PLEASE NOTE: The Sheelin lace shop & museum has now permanently closed.

The Sheelin Antique Irish Lace Museum was located in the scenic village of Bellanaleck in Fermanagh’s Lakelands.

When open, the museum traced the history of Lace-making in Ireland, and conveys to the visitor the importance of the industry to Ireland as a whole and to Irish women in particular. Visitors to this attraction in Co Fermanagh had the opportunity to take a tour of the museum and purchase items of antique lace from the museum shop.

2 Responses to Sheelin Irish Lace Museum

  1. My name is Adrienne Czerwin-Abbott, I am researching our family history. My Grandmother was a refugee who came to Monaghan from Mechelen in Belgium during the 1st world war. She and her sisters started a Belgium embroidery factory called Belbroid in Monaghan. Obviously we would be thrilled if we could find a sample of the output of that factory. Can you assist with any information on this topic as Monaghan is planning a centenary celebration of the Belgium refugees coming to Monaghan and need relevant exhibits. Thanks Adrienne Czerwin Abbott (0863288707)

    Adrienne Czerwin Abbott February 2, 2014 at 7:37 pm Reply
  2. I have inherited several yards of Maltese lace dated 1843 and Irish cream coloured and black lace of a similar date. I would like some advice about storing such lace. Jane C. Ryan

    Jane C. Ryan August 23, 2016 at 11:43 am Reply

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