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Mountmellick Museum

Irishtown, Mountmellick, Ireland
+353 57 862 4525
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A special gem and a tribute to Mountmellick's Quaker heritage

We visited this museum last week and it is a truly wonderful gem. Our tour guide (Paddy Buggy) was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Judith38Cork_Ireland
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Cork, Ireland
Mountmellick embroidery

This is a small museum displaying embroidered pieces of Mountmellick embroidery which originated... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
Marie L
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Irishtown, Mountmellick, Ireland
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+353 57 862 4525
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this museum last week and it is a truly wonderful gem. Our tour guide (Paddy Buggy) was highly knowledgeable, enthusiastic and interesting with a warm, friendly approach. He led us through the museum which commemorates Mountmellick's past along with the lives of its...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

This is a small museum displaying embroidered pieces of Mountmellick embroidery which originated in this town. Paddy showed me around and was very knowledgeable about the history of this charming Irish village in the Midlands of Ireland. He also showed me some items that had...More

Thank Marie L
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Lisa gave an enlightening tour of the beautiful articles of this particular type of embroidery. You cannot imagine that the skills needed to execute this work will be kept alive, too few have the time and inclination now to spend hours to make these articles...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Its good to know that these crafts are being revived and taught to locals. Keep it up. It is beautiful

Thank Monica M
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Reviewed 24 November 2016

The staff at the Museum were very warm and helpful, and generous with their time. The work is really beautiful too

Thank Roisin C
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

We visited the Mountmellick Craft Museum in Co Laois recently and were welcomed by Mrs Dolores Dempsey who gave us a wonderful tour of the historical and cultural legacy of the Quaker heritage in Laois and throughout Ireland. Whilst we were attending for a tour...More

1  Thank Mary H
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

We just stopped in to see the handwork and stayed a long time. Interesting place for the Quaker history. The people were very kind and helpful.

Thank Mekie
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Reviewed 8 October 2015

The story of Mountmellick lace, the local craft that almost disappeared, but was brought back from the brink, is beautifully presented at this fascinating little museum. Our group also enjoyed a practical introductory workshop.

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Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

We were thrilled with the embroidery. Orla was very helpful and answered all our questions. Nice little gift shop

Thank Jacqui L
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