The Tapestry Room

This large room is situated in the North Tower; here it is also possible to appreciate the massive thickness of the original walls. The shape of this room has been altered by being opened out, although the circular section occupies the same space as the seventeenth-century Great Chamber. During that period the room had embossed and gilded leather hangings on the walls. These were replaced in the eighteenth century by a suite of tapestries telling the story of Decius Mus; they are currently stored off site for conservation purposes. The Gothic style hand blocked wallpaper is modern.
Tapestry, 17th C.: The Story of Decius Mus

James Butler 1st Duke of Ormonde (1610-1688), by Sir Peter Lely