HEADFORD Lace Project’s Ger Henry Hassett and Eilís Nic Dhonncha with audio walk producer Ed Coulson, at the Lacemaker’s Garden in the Community Orchard at St John the Baptist Church, Headford.


Innovative audio Headford Lace Trail launches this weekend

AN innovative heritage experience showcasing Headford’s history and its tradition of lacemaking will be launched this weekend.

Incorporating interviews, drama, and specially recorded music, the Headford Lace Trail takes visitors on a journey around some of the town’s lacemaking landmarks – and back through time.

Visitors use a web browser on their smartphones and earphones to access the walk which uses GPS location to trigger sounds along the route. The trail takes about 55 minutes to complete at a comfortable pace.

The trail will be officially launched this Saturday and Sunday, November 11-12, during a Lacemakers’ Weekend, the latest of Headford Lace Project’s regular events for lacemakers. The weekend will be based in the Angler’s Rest Hotel and will include bobbin lacemaking classes for beginners and improvers, a lacemaker’s gathering and a small exhibition.

The town’s lacemaking heritage dates back to the mid-18th century and the Headford Lace Project, a voluntary community initiative, was set up to research, revive and reimagine the lacemaking heritage of Headford…

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