Tru Irish Blog — Máire Treanor
Irish Crochet and Clones Lace - the history of the crochet lace-making tradition in Monaghan, Ireland
Clones Lace Clones Monaghan History Irish Crochet Lace Máire Treanor
History of Clones Lace Clones Lace is an Irish Crochet Lace, named after the town where it was marketed, developing its own character since 1847. Cassandra Hand, wife of the local Church of Ireland minister, introduced this lace, inspired by Venetian point lace, as a famine relief project to the small drumlin region of west Monaghan and south east Fermanagh, as the height of the Great Irish Famine. The Clones people soon made it their own, imitating the flowers that grew in the area. Within a short period nearly every family in the area was involved in its...