The Stokes Tapestry

By Tara Colley, 1st Year

Object No. 79 Stokes 'tapestry', 1833-53
National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History

Horses in colours black and white

Galloping off into the night.

Soldiers lay dead after the fight.

The tapestry is truly a beautiful sight.

Men on horseback men on foot

It tells a story of war I dare not look.

The crest is surrounded by nature and life

There must have been loss and triumph that night. 

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