Open Monday – Saturday 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. from end of April 2013. Closed Sundays. Admission charge applies. Check website for exact opening times.
The Ros Tapestry Project is a huge community initiative in progress in Co. Wexford. First conceived in 1998, the project continues to be developed some 15 years later by a team of over 150 dedicated volunteers. Fifteen striking embroidered panels, 6 x 4 feet each in size depict events around the Anglo-Norman arrival to the South East of Ireland, specifically the founding of the town of New Ross, Co. Wexford by William Marshall and Isabel de Clare, daughter of Strongbow.
The content for these tapestry panels was exhaustively researched and designed by Ann Bernstorff and feature themes including the Hunt in the forest of Ros, the building of the parish church of St. Mary’s in 1210 and the thriving port of Ros. The most recently completed panel entitled “Shead of Corn – the distaff” was launched in 2013 and was under production for more than 7 years, lovingly embroidered by the Bawnmore group, New Ross during that period.