Things to see and do - New Ross
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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..
Archaeological and historical sites
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..
St Michael's Road
The high ceiling and Corinthian columns that distinguish this building were inspired by St Mary's Church (adjacent). The frieze and cornice over the altar are the work of Bannow craftsmen. Construction began in 1832 but was interrupted by the cholera..
Architecture, castles and historic districts
At Fair Green there are substantial remains of the Maiden Gate. The Mural Tower and the Three Bullet Gate date from the 14C. Cromwell apparently entered the city through the latter gate in 1649.
Museums and art
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 ..