Lace makers from around the world will be invited to Kenmare Lace Festival. Kenmare is a place of natural beauty and the lace is as much a part of our heritage as our families and wonderful surroundings. The town’s 39 lacemakers inspire others to continue the tradition of Kenmare lacemaking. In the year of The Gathering it is a great opportunity for them to reach out and share this wonderful place and the unique lace heritage. There will be opportunities for fashion and design colleges to be part of the FashionFest event.