Clones Development Society hold official opening of ‘Linked by a Thread’

Clones Development Society have held the official opening of ‘Linked by a Thread’.

This is an exhibition of Clones Lace at the Ulster Canal Stores, and was this morning been opened by minister Heather Humphreys. Cassandra Hand, wife of the local Church of Ireland minister, introduced this lace, as a famine relief project to the small drumlin region of west Monaghan and south east Fermanagh, at the height of the Great Irish Famine in 1847.

More information on the exhibit can be found at the Ulster Canal Stores in Clones.