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THE LADIES OF LLANGOLLEN

THE NEW ROSS CONNECTION Two Irish women, Lady Eleanor Butler and The Hon. Sarah Ponsonby are known to history as the Ladies of Llangollen. In 1780 the two aristocrats caused controversy when they ran away together. They would spend the…

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FROM VANDALISM TO MURDER

A visit to St Mary’s Church cemetery to check out the clean-up following the recent vandalism of graves prompted a bit of research into the inscription on one of the vandalised tombstones. This yielded the attached newspaper report on the…

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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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