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Last Invasion Tapestry

Last Invasion Tapestry Review

The 100-foot-long Last Invasion Tapestry, on display in the Town Hall in Fishguard, is modeled on the famous Bayeux Tapestry depicting the Norman invasion of 1066. This modern version marks a lesser known, and certainly less successful assault on the country. In 1797, a unit of French soldiers, led by an Irish-American general, landed in Fishguard Harbour. They were defeated by a hastily assembled local militia, which included many women. The impressive tapestry, commissioned to mark the event's 200th anniversary, took 70 local women more than 40,000 hours to complete. Fishguard is 16 miles northeast of St. David's off the A487.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Market Sq., Fishguard, SA65 9HA
  • Phone: 01437/776638
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Apr.–Sept., Mon.–Wed., Fri. and Sat. 9:30–5; Thurs. 9:30–6:30; Oct.–Mar., Mon.–Wed. and Fri., 9:30–5; Thurs. 9:30–6:30; Sat. 9:30–1
  • Location: St. David's
Updated: 06-10-2013

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