Merle Hermanns is a German exchange student at Mount St Michael planned, recorded and edited this one-hour programme during work experience over the last couple of months – a great achievement, and we’re sure she’s going to go on to make great things in future.
If you missed yesterday evening’s broadcast of this feature-length documentary, you can listen to it here and on our Mixcloud page.
It reveals how a group of women in County Galway stumbled across a mostly forgotten history of lacemaking in their town, and how a tiny fragment of lace became the starting point for countless cultural and regenerative events and projects – and created a sisterhood along the way.
We hear the voices of many of the women involved in researching and promoting the story of the local lace industry, as well as artists and textile experts. There are also moving personal accounts of the support and friendship provided by the lace group itself.
This programme was supported by the BAI with the Television Licence Fee, and was first aired on Claremorris Community Radio on 20th June 2021.
Artwork by Ella Hassett, Headford Lace Project.
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