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 mentioned.The 2 extracts from the Minute Books below combined with a near contemporary map allied to other research and lore points to it being at the corner of the current Quay St.Recent discoveries would suggest that the Half Door shop, currently being renovated, was built against one of the walls of this significant piece of local heritage.The fact that it had palisades AND a drawbridge stimulates the imagination.

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