July 18, 2024
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Bringing history home: Kilkenny Castle plays fitting host to Ros Tapestries

The historic surrounds of Kilkenny Castle are playing a fitting host to the famous Ros Tapestry.

The tapestries were moved for their protection from the Tapestry centre on the quays in New Ross, county Wexford, last year.

The Office of Public Works (OPW) has provided space for the tapestries at the castle, which was built by Isabel de Clare and William Marshal in the early 13th Century and whose life stories are entwined in thee tapestry panels.

Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works, Patrick O’Donovan, said: “This collaboration between the board of The Ros Tapestry and the OPW is a great opportunity to showcase these exquisite panels, which commemorate the Norman history of New Ross and South East Ireland.

“We should also appreciate the wonderful embroidery skills and sheer dedication of the many craftspeople who have for over 20 years worked tirelessly in bringing these characters to life.”

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