Kenmare Lace Kenmare Lace is a needlepoint Irish lace made by a needle and thread, traditionally by the Kenmare nuns. This lace is still made today at the Kenmare Lace and Design Centre. If you love lace, then you can’t miss visiting the Kenmare Lace Design Centre. It is located about a 40 minute drive from Killarney, in Kenmare. There is a Kenmare Lace festival every two years and the last one took place in March 2015.