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New Ross Town shimmers in the waters of the River Barrow, County Wexford
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Despite its late-19C air, New Ross is actually one of County Wexford's oldest towns. Its narrow streets, which sometimes become alleys and stairs, rise steeply from the the quays of the east bank of the River Barrow, up to Irishtown, an old monastic foundation overlooking the town. New Ross is still an important inland port. Fertiliser production, begun in the fifties, is now also a main industries.

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Tourist attractions New Ross : Things to see and do

  • The Dunbrody Famine Ship Interesting

    The Quay IRL - New-Ross

    Moored up at the quayside, the remarkable Dunbrody is a grandiose replica of a 54m-long three-masted ship weighing 458t. The original vessel was built in Quebec in 1845 by an Irish emigrant and naval architect for the merchants of New Ross. From 1845..

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  • St Mary's Church Interesting

    Michael St. IRL - New-Ross

    The Anglican church was built on the site of the nave and crossing of what was probably the largest parish church in medieval Ireland - part of an abbey founded by William le Marshal and his wife between 1207 and 1220. A large unkempt graveyard surro..

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    Wexford IRL - New-Ross

    The city toll-house, surmounted by a tower and weather vane, was built in 1749 and rebuilt in 1808. It now houses the local council, where records dating back to the 17C can be consulted, together with the mace of Carles II (1699) and the charter of ..

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Hotels New Ross

  • Brandon House Hotel

    New Ross IRL - New Ross

    The Brandon House hotel and Eco Spa is situated on the N25 in New Ross, between Wexford and Waterford. It offers a pool, gym, an award-winning restaurant and free parking. Large rooms at the Brandon feature satellite TVs and DVD players. They also i..

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