Ros Tapestry Exhibition Centre features the acclaimed embroidred tapestries. This dramatic narrative is a tale told in thread, as a celebration of Ireland’s history unfolds with a special emphasis on the Norman legacy in the south east of Ireland.
The Ros Tapestry is a unique project that has been ongoing in the South East of Ireland since 1998 and has involved over 150 stitchers working on 15 giant tapestries for a permanent exhibition in New Ross. It is an excellent example of creativity and community spirit on a grand scale and depicts our Norman History, linking all the Norman 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 the history of the town and surrounding areas. New Ross is central to at least four counties which were heavily influenced by the Normans - Wexford, Waterford, Kilkenny and Carlow, and their tales are richly told in thread here at Ros Tapestry.
The first tapestry was completed in 2002 and to date all but one of the 15 tapestries are complete. In 2009 the Ros Tapestry Exhibition was opened at The Quay, New Ross. The public now have the opportunity to see this amazing exhibition which is a fantastic craft legacy for the country.
Our project is a unique and exquisite work of art and is now available for everyone to enjoy. Individual visitors can tour the exhibition using our hand held audio guides, which are available in English, French, German and Italian. We also cater for groups of up to 30 visitors, who will be given a guided tour of the exhibition, including a visit to our stitchers workroom where they can see the tapestries being created.