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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

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

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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IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE

There is a Latin inscription in the keystone of the arch in the doorway of The Tholsel. It reads ” LIBERTATE ASSERTA VICIT VERITAS” and is illustrated in Hore’s History of the Town & County of Wexford (see below).We tried Google…

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A TOMB WITH A VIEW

One can only marvel at the artwork and intricate detail of this monument situated in the south transept of St Mary’s Church. Attached to the built up north wall of the South Transept is a very well preserved tomb with…

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HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT

“I never realised that New Ross had so much history” This is a comment that I have heard so many times from locals and visitors alike since the inception of New Ross Street Focus in 2014. I am delighted that…

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WE BID YOU ALL ADIEU

No information other than names etc. But just try to imagine the many before and after stories involved.Some of the names were spelt as they sounded which may explain some Irish American surname variations.

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A list of “Marksmen”

NEW ROSS VOTERS ON TARGET Below is a list of “Marksmen” for the town as per the British Parliamentary Papers of 1837. However, the definition of the term is not what you might think….. Marksmen (i.e. illiterate voters),

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