Workshops

June 6, 2024

Borris Lace

The tradition of Borris Lace dates to Borris House, located in the centre of the village, and specifically Lady Harriet Kavanagh. Income from lace making relieved poverty for local women during the ravages of the Great Famine (1846-1848). Lady Harriet was well travelled and there are theories as to how she may have been influenced by the lace she came across in her travels - old Greek Lace, Venice, Genoese and Milanese lace. Lady Harriet was artistic and drew the designs herself. She then taught women on the estate how to work them.
August 3, 2021

The Soap Workshop

There is something very pleasurable in producing a quality product that meets our basic needs. Cold process soap making is a therapeutic and fun craft, that allows you to have full control over the ingredients producing a natural product to cleanse and moisturise the largest organ of the body – your skin.
June 26, 2018

NicAngels Candles

NicAngels Candles specialises in crafting individually hand marbled, fragrance-free, Irish-made dinner candles, creating unique patterns on each. Hand painted glass candle holders to accompany the candles are also sold at the shop. All crafting is done on site in their location of Duckett’s Grove. They are located in the Souvenir and Gift Shop at Duckett’s Grove, where you will also find a selection of gift ideas from other crafters and artists. Bespoke service is also available.