The Tapestry project, located in the Castle Visitors’ Centre, is an exciting community led initiative showcasing the history of Ferns in the ancient art of crewel embroidery, from the arrival of St. Aidan in 598AD to the coming of the Normans in 1169.
The Tapestry, comprising 25 panels, measures 50ft x 2ft approx was officially launched by President Mary McAleese in July 2004.
The Tapestry group give talks and exhibitions on their work, their most recent took place in Heritage week which takes place each August”.
The Visitors’ Centre is open from end of May to end of September from 10a.m. to 6p.m., seven days a week. Guided tours of the adjacent Castle are given daily by enthusiastic OPW staff.
If you’re interested in tapestries, why not visit the Ros Tapestry in New Ross www.rostapestry.com