The Ros Tapestry

25 January - 1 April
The Thriving Port of Ros:
Farmleigh Gallery
Farmleigh
Castleknock
Dublin 15
Telephone: +353 1 815 5900
Email: farmleighinfo@opw.ie
Website: www.farmleigh.ie/Gallery/
Opening hours / start times:
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Admission / price: Free
Also open on bank-holiday Mondays. May be closed when Farmleigh House is being used for state visits.

Last admittance to the Farmleigh Estate is 5pm. Gates close at 6.00pm.

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Image: The Thriving Port of Ros

Opening Reception Thursday 24 January, 6:30 – 8:30pm • Opening by Paul Kehoe TD, Government Chief Whip • Guest speaker Dr Billy Colfer

An artistic undertaking involving over hundred and fifty people working over fourteen years is unusual and inspiring. The Ros Tapestry is a unique community-embroidered art project, the scale of which is unrivaled in Europe. It comprises fifteen large panels which have been researched and designed by the internationally known artist Ann Griffin-Bernstorff.

The idea for the Ros Tapestry came from Venerable Dr Paul Mooney, missionary to seafarers who, on arrival at his new parish New Ross in 1998, was struck by the neglect of its famous founder William Marshal, Knight Errant, ‘Flower of Chivalry’ and regent of England and fortunately the Bayeux tapestry came to mind. While this embroidery was a powerful source of inspiration, the Ros Tapestry differs hugely in scale and execution.

Extensive historical research by the artist ensures that the panels are important and vital resource for an increased understanding of the development of culture, trade, language and warfare in early medieval Ireland.