March 7, 2012

The Lace Gallery

Mary O'Neill makes small, delicate pieces of the famous Irish Carrickmacross Lace from her studio - The Lace Gallery close to  Altamont Gardens. All pieces are designed by Mary featuring Irish symbols including the Shamrock and Claddagh. Each piece of her work is signed, dated and numbered and is presented as a framed wall piece that makes an attractive gift for any home.
February 28, 2012

St. Laserian’s Cathedral

A 13th century gem which nestles in the village of Old Leighlin (Leath gleann – half-glen). The original monastic settlement dates from the 7th century and its peak had a community of 1,500 monks. A synod held here in 630 A.D. was decisive in reconciling the date of Easter for the Irish church.