Threading the Táin

About the event

Join Artist Claire Delabre, who coordinated the creation of the Westmeath panel for an illustrated discussion on how the piece was made and the story it illustrates.

‘Threading the Táin’ is a 5 piece stitch tapestry inspired by the Táin Bó Cuailgne, it was created by a team of 6 artists and over 40 volunteers across five counties (Louth, Meath, Westmeath, Longford and Roscommon) Image above shows (L-R) Longford, Westmeath & Meath’s respective panels.

The project was helmed by Louth based artist Sophie Coyle and with a wonderful team of artists across each of the counties: Úna Curley, Frances Crowe, Catherine Gray, Claire Delabre and Ina Olohan.

The Westmeath panel depicts the Great Battle that took place between the men of Ireland and the men of Ulster. This is represented by the clashing forces in the central circle. Looming from the west is the goddess of war, Nemain, accompanied by a flock of crows. Directly below the battle scene is Queen Medh, a central figure, passing her gush of blood – Fual Medb-. Above Mebh, to the right is King Concobhar with his magic shield fighting Fergus Mac Roich, an exiled Ulsterman who agreed to fight for Medh. Cuchulainn, visible on the top right wearing his special spear, is seized with warp-spasm. At the very top of the panel, the fire on the hill of Uisneach is lit so as to be visible from all around.

This event is part of Heritage week.


Where is it taking place?

The Hill of Uisneach,
N91 R6C9,
Co. Westmeath

When is it taking place?

Sunday August 21st, 12pm to 1pm

Who is it suitable for?

All ages


Fully wheelchair accessible, free car parking

Do you need to book?

Yes booking is required.

Contact details

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Event Details

Maker: Claire Delabre

Starts: Aug 21 at 12:00 pm

Ends: Aug 21 at 1:00 pm

Discipline: Textile Making

Location: Westmeath

Type: Exhibition, Maker Talk

Price: Free