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Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center
Ranked #5 of 19 things to do in New Ross
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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. - 3 p.m.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 14 December 2011

The folks at the Ros Tapestry center are on to something cool! Inside this small building near the Quay in New Ross, is the most delightful exhibition of historical panels. With respect to the story tapestries of old, these 4 by 6 foot panels tell the story of the history of south eastern Ireland, County Wexford, and the town of New Ross. Using crewel embroidery as their medium, hundreds of crafters work together to create magnificent works of art. They use a myriad of colors and many different stitches to depict various historical scenes. There will be 15 scenes in all when completed. In the front room of the building, you can observe a panel in the progress of being stitched. In back gallery, the completed panels are shown. A nice audio guide tells about the historical figures in each scene and explains what is happening. For people who appreciate craft as an art form, the exhibition is breathtaking. We enjoyed this more than we ever thought we would.

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