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Special Offer; 2 sets of 8 back-numbers of the Old limerick Journal for special price of 20 euro each. one set includes the hard to find issue The Famine in Limerick City. While stock lasts.

020 - CopyRecently published. Amazing Lace: A History of the Limerick Lace Industry by Dr Matthew Potter, edited by Jacqui Hayes, published by Limerick Museum & Archives retailing at €20. The Limerick lace industry was established in 1829 when Charles Walker, an English businessman who selected a premises in Mount Kennett, Limerick city as the location for a lace factory. He introduced tambour lace making to Limerick while needlerun lace was introduced by Jonas Rolf in the late 1830s. The interesting history of Limerick lace may be divided into two broad periods: the age of factory manufacture (1829-70) and the age of production in workshops and the home (1870s to the present).

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