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THE CITADEL OF NEW ROSS

There are numerous references in the Minute Books of New Ross Corporation to a significant building in the town called “The Cittadell”.The name suggests that it was a sort of paramilitary type of stronghold but its exact location is never…

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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 !

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

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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