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An Táin Tapestry

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An Táin Tapestry

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8/05/22

An Táin Tapestry

It's one of the great tales in Irish mythology and now the Táin Bó Cúailnge has been recreated on a giant tapestry.

With contributions from over 40 volunteers across counties Roscommon, Longford, Westmeath, Meath and Louth, each tapestry depicts a scene from the great tale of the Táin.

Led by Louth artist Sophie Coyle, a variety of textile techniques were used in the creation of the tapestry including appliqué, embroidery, quilting and hand dyeing.

The result is a fabulous colourful artwork which tells the story of Queen Maeve’s quest to capture the Brown Bull of Cooley and Cuchulainn’s heroic efforts to defeat the invading army.

 

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