Sheelin Irish Lace Museum

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The Sheelin Irish Lace Museum Bellanaleck Enniskillen
Co. Fermanagh
BT92 2BA
Northern Ireland

The Sheelin Antique Irish Lace Museum is located in the scenic village of Bellanaleck in Fermanagh's Lakelands. Rosemary Cathcart, inspired by the fact that this area has a long tradition of lace-making, began collecting soon after marrying and moving to the area. She now has a truly stunning collection, and all the finest examples are on permanent display in her Museum. The Museum traces the history of Lace-making in Ireland, and conveys to the visitor the importance of the industry to Ireland as a whole and to Irish women in particular. Rosemary has twice already won the Gulbenkian Award for Most Improved Voluntary Museum. This is a very prestigious award presented annually to entrants from all over Ireland. Visitors have the opportunity to take a tour of the museum and purchase items of antique lace from the museum shop.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Monday to Saturday (10.00am to 6.00pm) Coach Parties Welcome Closed: Sundays


Adults £2.50 Children £1.00 (Parties of 15 people or more £1.50)

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Facilities and services


  • Shop


  • Pre-booking service for groups

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