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Jenny Nuthall and Antoinette Rogers Ros Tapestry, Margaret and Geraldine Fitzpatrick and Connie Tantrum Ros Tapestry. Photo; Mary Browne

Jenny Nuthall and Antoinette Rogers Ros Tapestry, Margaret and Geraldine Fitzpatrick and Connie Tantrum Ros Tapestry. Photo; Mary Browne

Jenny Nuthall and Antoinette Rogers Ros Tapestry, Margaret and Geraldine Fitzpatrick and Connie Tantrum Ros Tapestry. Photo; Mary Browne

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The beautiful Hill View House gardens of the Fitzpatrick family were the venue for a fundraiser in aid of the Ros Tapestry.

This was the fourth year that Margaret Fitzpatrick had generously opened her garden in aid of the Ros Tapestry, and many of the visitors were people who had stitched on the panels over the years.

It was an opportunity to meet old friends and remember the months and years of working on the panels in various venues around Co Wexford. At the moment the tapestries are on loan to the OPW in Kilkenny Castle, while waiting for the conversion of the Murphy Building on the Quay in New Ross into a Norman Exhibition Centre.

“The Norman story told in the tapestries will be an important central focus in that exhibition. It is indeed ‘A Tale told in Thread’,” said Connie Tantrum of the Ros Tapestry committee.

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Visitors to the garden were in awe of the amount of stunning planting – a mix of both well-known and rare flowers and shrubs surrounded by majestic trees. “It is full of interest and colour, and really admired and enjoyed by everyone, including members of Co Wexford Garden and Flower Club.”

The board members from the Ros Tapestry who were in attendance, expressed their gratitude to all those who donated so generously on the day, and particularly to Margaret for the pleasure this event gave to so many people.


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