New Ross lies in the Southeast corner of Ireland, on the steep east bank of the River Barrow, population 7,709, the third largest city in Wexford County and only two hours away from Dublin, Limerick and Cork.
Its narrow winding streets and lanes are often only suitable for pedestrians, preserving something of the atmosphere of the Middle Ages. An important inland port, it is the commercial and market centre for the fertile lands around it, and in recent years has become popular with tourists.
New Ross was founded in the 13th century by William the Marshall, 1st Earl of Pembroke, and in the medieval period was an important seaport. It was the scene of many conflicts from the 14th to the 16th century and of rebel resistance against the British in 1798 by the United Irishmen. The Gothic ruins of St Mary's Church, founded by William the Marshall, can still be seen.
With Wexford town, Waterford city and Kilkenny City all within easy reach, New Ross is a convenient base for touring the sunny Southeast of Ireland.
Find world class accommodations and vacation rentals in historical New Ross, nestled between Wexford and Waterford, with easy access to some of the best beaches Ireland has to offer, and a wide selection of child friendly activities. The vacation rentals, villa rentals and accommodations are everything you were hoping for, villas for short breaks, apartment rentals for long leisurely stays. It is a true haven for the weary traveller, renewing the spirit and providing enjoyment and memories for the whole family.
There are now more things to do in New Ross than ever before as it has become more tourist orientated. If you are interested in tracing your family roots in the Wexford region then contact the John F Kennedy Trust who are located in the Tourist Office on Quay Street. JFK’s own great grandfather was from New Ross.
The river Barrow provides the visitor with unlimited activities such as angling and boat cruising. Also there are enjoyable walks along the Barrow. Boat rides can be had up and down the Barrow and Nore rivers.
Indulge your lifestyle with tantalizing food and drink, shop until you drop at high end boutiques or luxurious craft shops, and refresh the mind, body and soul at idyllically located spas. Sink into a goose down bed in a luxurious villa, or you can enjoy the authentic Irish hospitality at any number of New Ross vacation rentals, condo rentals or apartment rentals, the choice of lodging is yours.
Whether your passion is golf, fishing or just splashing about in the water, Ireland has the perfect locations, not to mention the best natural backdrops in the world.
Lavish country houses, sumptuous castles with amazing apartment rental conversions, modern accommodations and warm villa rentals, welcoming vacation rentals – wherever you want to stay, Ireland has a spot to suit.