The Ros Tapestry

The Ros Tapestry Project is a true community initiative created in Co. Wexford. Conceived in 1998 and developed by over 150 dedicated volunteers. It is a cultural and historical accolade to its creators.

Open Year Round.

No Booking or Payment Card Fees. Tickets Valid for 365 days - use at leisure.

New Ross, Co. Wexford (See Map Below)

TEN YEARS IN THE MAKING

The Ros Tapestry Project is a true community initiative created in County Wexford. Initiated in 1998, the tapestries will have taken 10 years to complete before being installed in their setting, where they will remain on permanent public display.

 

Beguiling Attention to Detail

The appeal of embroidery has always been its beguiling attention to detail. This is at the heart of the making of the Ros Tapestry. The embroiderers, the workers of magic, sit at a long frame and stitch the details of landscape - distant hills, rippling water and rough foregrounds - using French and bullion knots, satin and chain stitch. Folds of dress fabric are done in couching skilfully adapted to effect the complicated pleats. Faces are done in smooth long and short stitch.

 

Embroidered on Location

Teams of embroiderers gather throughout the county of Wexford and nearby Kilkenny to interpret the fifteen cartoons researched in depth and painted by Ann Griffin Bernstorff. Where possible, the panels are embroidered at venues which are associated with the historical content of the cartoon. For example, 'The Siege of Wexford' was stitched at the Irish National Heritage Centre, at Ferrycarraig just outside Wexford Town.

The hours of stitching fit into the lives of people who farm, nurse, teach and look after families amongst other professions. Their contribution to the craft skills of the country and to contemporary visual culture is enormous.

 

Location

Located on The Quay in New Ross, directly opposite the JFK Memorial Statue and flags.


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Visitor Information

The Ros Tapestry
The Quay, New Ross, Co. Wexford
T. +353 (0)51 445 396

 
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OPENING TIMES 2016

Open Year Round

Daily 10:00 - 17:00

Note: Sunday opening hours may vary between November and April, please contact for further information.

Closed: December 24 to December 26

Last admission 30 minutes before closing time.

Approx Visit Duration: 30 to 40 minutes

Opening Times may be subject to change; check their website for updates.

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  • LANGUAGES

Leaflets available in French, Spanish, German and Dutch.

SHOPPING

Gift Shop on-site with souvenirs and memorabilia. 

PARKING

Car parking outside (fee required). Coach parking available nearby.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS

Wheelchair accessible (no accessible toilet).

Note: Opening times may be subject to change and attraction website and contact details will be on your ticket for any updates.

Indoor (all weather) Family Friendly Wheelchair Access Assistance / Guide Dogs Permitted Gift Shop Free WIFI
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