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The Ros Tapestry Exhibition Centre
New Ross, Co. Wexford
Family friendly
Rainy days
Head to The Ros Tapestry Exhibition Centre in New Ross, Wexford and see their acclaimed embroidered tapestries. This dramatic narrative is a tale told in thread, as a celebration of Ireland’s history unfolds on the material.

Visit The Ros Tapestry Exhibition Centre and admire this unique project that has been ongoing in the South East of Ireland since 1998. More than 150 stitchers worked on 15 giant tapestries for the permanent exhibition in New Ross.

Come see this excellent example of creativity and community spirit on a grand scale that depicts Ireland's Norman History. Ros Tapestry is one of the largest series of embroidered tapestries in Europe. Admire the rich creations which depict different significant events in the history of the town and its locale.

The first tapestry was completed in 2002 and this amazing exhibition is a fantastic legacy for the country. Take a self-guided tour of the Ros Tapestry using handheld audio guides. Learn about the wonderful art and admirable craftsmanship that has gone into the project and see the stitchers' workroom where the iconic tapestries are created.

The Ros Tapestry is currently on loan until September 2023 to the OPW in Kilkenny Castle, County Kilkenny. The Ros Tapestry will return to New Ross in 2023.

Why we like it
  • Discover the remarkable giant tapestries.
  • Appreciate this showcase of community spirit.
  • Take a self-guided audio tour of this fascinating project.
  • Learn about the amazing craftsmanship in each stitch.
Tips from locals

Go see the nearby Kennedy sculpture which was unveiled as a way to mark President Kennedy's 1963 visit to the town; a permanent reminder of one of the highlights of his four-day trip to Ireland.

Contact details
The Quay, New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1 hour here.

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On the waterNew Ross Marina

The New Ross Marina is sited within the town of New Ross on the southern reach of the Barrow and Nore estuary, gateway to the inland waterways of Ireland. Open all year round, the marina is an ideal start point for navigating the Barrow Nore Waterway.

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