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Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center

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Address: | The Quay, New Ross, Ireland
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+353 51 445 396
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The Ros Tapestry is a unique project ongoing in the South East since 1998,...

The Ros Tapestry is a unique project ongoing in the South East since 1998, involving over 150 stitchers working on 15 giant tapestries panels It is an excellent example of creativity and community spirit on a grand scale and depicts Norman History linking all the sites in Ireland's Ancient East. Ros Tapestry is one of the largest series of embroidered tapestries in Europe. Each tapestry depicts a different significant event in history. A tale told in thread. The first tapestry was completed in 2002 and to date 14 of the 15 tapestries are complete Our project is a unique and exquisite work of art and deserves to get huge exposure, and be available for everyone to enjoy. Open 6 days 10a.m. -5p.m. Sunday 11a.m. - 4p.m.

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An amazing beautiful work of art!

We went to visit with our children, 1 aged 7yrs & 1 aged 11. I was a bit worried they wouldn't be as engaged as us adults but they loved it as much as we did. Where do I begin... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to visit with our children, 1 aged 7yrs & 1 aged 11. I was a bit worried they wouldn't be as engaged as us adults but they loved it as much as we did. Where do I begin... the exhibition is an incredibly beautiful work of art & not just beautiful but the history described is totally brought... More 

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Wicklow, Ireland
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

This is well worth a visit the work that has gone into these tapestries is amazing and it is all voluntary. It is a great way to learn more about the Normans coming into Ireland.

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MarionC774, Development Officer at Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely comments, it was a pleasure to welcome you to Ros Tapestry More 

Buckingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

This had to be the highlight of our holiday. We knew nothing about it but had seen the proverbial brown signs advertising it. OMG it was superb. Audio guided in a small space but the needlework SHOUTED class, design & local history. Well done all who have made this happen. We simply LOVED IT.

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Marion C, Development Officer at Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review, the tapestries are a wonderful work of art and we are delighted when people appreciate their worth. More 

Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

These tapestries are evidence of the incredible skill of hundreds of expert Irish needleworkers depicting ancient Irish history. For those with any interest at all in ancient Irish history and/or craftwork this must not be missed. The humble building and location of this work (which is nearing completion after many years and thousands of working hours) is a mystery. This... More 

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Marion C, Development Officer at Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, we appreciate the building is a very humble place to house such a magnificent work of art and we just want you to know we are working hard at changing this. More 

New Ross, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Amazing work, great for those who love history especially the Normans. Rainy day option and then off you go to the Dunbrody cafe.

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Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is a must-see for anyone interested in fibre arts. Having seen the Bayeux tapestry many years ago, this one is much more meaningful to me personally. The volunteers who have donated their time and effort are to be commended.

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Marion C, Development Officer at Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, the volunteer stitchers are a wonderful bunch of people who give their time and effort consistantly for the love of the wonderful project that is Ros Tapestry More 

Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Most will stop and visit the Dunbrody Famine Ship but one would be making a big error if they did not divert across the road before or after their visit to the Dunbrody and visit the Ros Tapestry. 15 panels depicting the Norman Invasion to Ireland. All panels stitched by the community local to where the event took place. It... More 

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Cornwall
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

A must see attraction for all visitors and residents of New Ross. Our guide was very knowledgeable and thorough with her presentation of the different tapestries depicting the local history. the tapestries are magnificent - it takes 5 years to complete just one! Upstairs is the workshop where you can add a stitch to a tapestry. really fantastic how the... More 

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Mansfield, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

The idea sprang from the Bayeux Tapestry. It is the history of Ireland up to the Norman period. An absolute work of art by many volunteers.The luxury of sitting on a sofa or mobile chair while you studied the tapestry sections and listened to the audio was a real asset. The two ladies at reception were very friendly and informative... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

I recently visited the Ros Tapestry with a group and was completely bowled over by the craftsmanship. A must see if you are anywhere near New Ross.

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