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Ulster Canal Stores

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Welcome to the Ulster Canal Stores Visitor Centre and home to Irelands only dedicated Clones Lace Museum.

The Ulster Canal Stores Clones is a beautifully restored Visitor Centre, situated on the banks of the Ulster Canal. Built c.1839, within its gorgeous cut limestone walls you will receive a warm traditional Irish welcome. With onsite Bistro, meeting facilities and small gifts shop, we offer full disabled access over two floors. Large bus groups and school tours are welcome by arrangement, and we are happy to arrange bespoke historical tours of the area. Our Museum is free to visit and shares the social history of Clones, and how the craft of Clones Lace became an integral part of the community following the Great Hunger in the 1850’s. 
Ulster Canal Visitor Store

 “Linked by a Thread” Clones Lace Museum official opening May 20th 2019.

Photographs copyright of Eugene T Hamill.
Minister Heather Humphreys
Minister Heather Humphreys at the Launch of the "Linked by a Thread" Exhibition
Minister Humphreys unveiling the plaque at the opening of the ‘Linked by a Thread’ exhibition. L/R Cllr. Pat Treanor, Manager Deirdre Kelly, Cathaoirleach Clones – Ballybay Municipal Council, Cllr Sean Gilliland, Cllr. Richard Turell.
Minister Humphreys unveiling the plaque at the opening of the ‘Linked by a Thread’ exhibition.
Mamo Mac Donald with Poets in residence at Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, Newbliss.
Mamo Mac Donald with Poets in residence at Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, Newbliss.

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