Cathaoirleach Cllr. Nick Killian along with Meath Arts and Heritage Offices were delighted to celebrate the ‘Threading the Táin’ exhibition and to welcome artists and representatives from each of the five participating counties – Roscommon, Longford, Westmeath, Meath and Louth to the Toradh2 Gallery, Kells Courthouse Tourism & Cultural Hub last week.
‘Threading the Táin’ is an inter-county community visual arts project showcasing five tapestries created in celebration of the Táin Bó Cúailnge.
Funded by Creative Ireland and produced by An Táin Arts Centre in association with Creative Spark, each tapestry depicts scenes from the revered ancient epic that relate to the five counties mentioned in The Táin. As a truly collaborative project, it was guided by a lead textile artist in each county who led a group of local community sewers in creating each panel.
A book of poetry was also lunched on the evening. Commissioned by An Táin Arts Centre Poets from each of the five participating counties were invited to respond the beautiful tapestries and The Táin epic.