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BUILDING THE WALLS OF ROSS Rota

BUILDING THE WALLS OF ROSS Rota

THE ROTA FOR BUILDING THE WALLS OF ROSS 1265AD An example of what a “Traders Association” can do when they put their minds to it. MONDAY: Vintners, mercers, merchants, drapers. Until noon. Then the priests and mariners.(1000 men)TUESDAY: Tailors &…

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HE WOULD TURN IN HIS GRAVE !

HE WOULD TURN IN HIS GRAVE !

Well, he actually did, if we are to believe the reverend bishop’s account of this macabre piece of family history. Incidentally the bishop was court chaplain to Queen Victoria. SOURCE: Some Pages of my Life, William Boyd Carpenter, Bishop of…

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A POPULAR MISCONCEPTION

A POPULAR MISCONCEPTION

Many Rossonians assume that Sugar House Lane is so named because it at one time contained warehouses which contained or stored sugar, This is not entirely true as the Sugar House after which it was named was actually located on…

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DID YOU KNOW?

DID YOU KNOW?

Since I set up shop in 4 Mary St in the Visit New Ross office I have been pleasantly surprised by the number of people who have popped in to wish me well and also who started the conversation with…

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STONE MAD

STONE MAD

Have you ever spotted the many stone pillars below as you pass along our streets? Have you ever wondered what their purpose was? Some of them are strategically placed to protect corners of and entrances to buildings from damage by…

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TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING

TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING

The wheel of fortune has certainly turned for New Ross. The town has experienced many ups and downs over the centuries alternating between prosperity and stagnation.There is an interesting take on the state of 14th century New Ross in the…

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