Carrickmacross lace makes top US newspaper

A detailed article about Carrickmacross lace has featured in the New York Times.

Yesterday’s edition of the newspaper included a detailed piece about lace-making, involving Elizabeth Daly, the chairperson of the Lace Gallery in the town.

In 2011, when Ms Daly’s eight-year-old granddaughter Rebecca Keenan saw Kate Middleton wearing a veil of Carrickmacross lace to marry Prince William, she decided her First Communion veil would be the same kind of lace and made by her grandmother.

The article explains in detail how the veil was made for the special occasion in 2016 and gives detailed background on the art of lace-making, dating back to the 1820s.

Ms Daly is delighted with the article in a mainstream US newspaper.

The New York Times article can be read here:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/05/fashion/lace-carrickmacross-ireland.html