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Wednesday 23 October 2019

Praise for project as Ros Tapestries visit Brussels

Ros Tapestry manager Fyona White, MEP Mairead McGuinness and Eithne Scallan viewing the exhibition in Brussels.
Ros Tapestry manager Fyona White, MEP Mairead McGuinness and Eithne Scallan viewing the exhibition in Brussels.

Elaine Furlong

THE ROS Tapestry project has been described as 'inspiring' while on display in the European Parliament in Brussels.

Ireland East MEP Mairead McGuinness was full of praise for the project last Tuesday when she visited the exhibition, describing the beautiful Wexford project as 'inspiring'. 'There has been a wonderful response to the Wexford Ros Tapestry exhibition. These intricate pieces of art aptly reflect Ireland's rich cultural history,' said Ms McGuinness.

The acclaimed Ros Tapestries have previously been exhibited at the Royal Dublin Horse Show and in Farmleigh, and in both cases these spectacular works have drawn admiration.

They were chosen to be exhibited in Brussels by Nessa Childers and Culture Ireland as works of art worthy of representing Ireland in this period of the Irish presidency of the EU.

The manager, Fyona White, and one of the earliest stitchers, historian Eithne Scallan, travelled to Brussels with the panels, both to guard them and explain them to visitors to the Parliament.

They are being showcased to attract visitors to Ireland to see the complete exhibition.

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