Prize 23. Passion for Fashion at the Bedford

  • Bedford Townhouse
  • Bedford Townhouse
  • Bedford Townhouse
  • Caroline Mitchell
  • Caroiline Mitchell Scarves
  • Caroline Mitchell Knitwear
  • Limerick Museum - Limerick Lace
  • Best Costume Goes to.. Exhibition at the Hunt Museum (Pic Justin Gawke)

Stay overnight in a boutique townhouse, receive a bespoke handcrafted gift from renowned knitwear designer Caroline Mitchell, view costumes from famous Irish films at the Hunt Museum, and enjoy a Limerick lace showcase at Limerick Museum. A tailor-made prize for all fashionistas!

Relax with an overnight stay in the beautiful unique heritage townhouse that is The Bedford, former home to Peter Tait, the founder of the Limerick Clothing Factory, once one of the largest clothing manufacturers in the world!

Enjoy the surroundings of this intimate boutique townhouse, and indulge in the references to Limerick’s rich history in the decor and artwork. The next morning, enjoy a delicious wellness breakfast in the contemporary café which features an exposed original stone wall dating back to 1830.

To make your stay extra special, renowned knitwear designer Caroline Mitchell, a Limerick School of Art and Design graduate, will handcraft a bespoke soft-knit garment for you as a memento of your visit!

Enjoy a personalised tour of the nearby Limerick Museum to hear the fascinating history of Limerick lace worn by thousands of women across the world including Queen Victoria and Countess Markievicz.

To add the finishing touches to this amazing fashion experience, the winner will enjoy entry to Best Costume Goes To, an exhibition showcasing costumes from well-known films at the Hunt Museum. A fitting finale to your fashion experience in Limerick!

Terms & Conditions: 1. Subject to availability 2. Advance booking required 3. Hunt Museum: Currently closed on Mondays. Entry to ‘Best Costume Goes To Exhibition’ only (museum not included). Exhibition in place until 14 Nov 2020. Pre-booking required 4. Limerick Museum: Currently open Monday to Friday 5. These Competition Rules also apply.