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“Utterly unique - one of the best attractions in Ireland” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center

Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center
Ranked #4 of 19 things to do in New Ross
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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. - 4p.m.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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“Utterly unique - one of the best attractions in Ireland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

You'd hardly notice this place were it not for its location almost opposite the magnificent Dunbrody famine ship. Yet it houses one of the most amazing contemporary creations in the whole of the Nation.

Its website states: '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.'

Indeed. I have heard of Bernstorff's reputation (though unfortunately have never met her). That she is undoubtedly a genius is a matter I daresay she would care little about.

There are not enough adjectives to describe these wonderful panels. I believe that the inspiration came, at least in part, from Bayeux. The tapestries tell an almost parallel story, although the span of history covered is greater in New Ross.

The town is a favourite of ours: theatre, music, history and more. The imposing ship dominates but discover too the moving story of JFK returning to his ancestral home, St Michael's Theatre, and the wonderful piano festival. And no, I am not a tourism promoter - just an enthusiastic visitor who appreciates culture and real artisty when I see it.

Visited September 2012
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“An amazing display of needlework, creativity & patience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

The tapestries are beautiful and the volunteers highly skilled. Very interesting to hear the story being told in each tapestry and look at the needlework. Just makes you think of the hours, days, years (!) of effort in each.

Visited March 2012
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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

This is a must-see terrific exhibition. It is better than other tapestry exhibitions I've seen, such as in Angers, in France.You need at least 1 hour to see the 12 tapestries already completed with 4 to go. I look forward to going back when the next one is finished, probably at christmas. Fiona, the woman in charge, is very knowledgeable and helpful.

Visited October 2012
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Carlow, Ireland
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“Bow down Bayeux! You have a rival!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2012

This is a very fine series of tapestry panels worked over a long period of time by various groups of dedicated Stitchers and depicting very vividly the history of New Ross and also incorporating much of Ireland's history in the process. While the story is vividly told the actual execution of the various scenes is remarkably done and is a tribute to modern day stichery techniques and the ladies who have mastered them. Go and enjoy! Its just acros the road from the dunbrody ship.

Visited October 2011
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Wexford, Ireland
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“great work gifted people”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

to get a chance to see some gifted people at work and to see their wrok is fanctastic this should be published more for newross

Visited August 2012
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