New Ross town

A brief history

In 2008 New Ross celebrated 800 years since first being established by the Normans. In a lovely medieval poem that describes the building of the walls of New Ross, the poet extends the welcome that is always there for the visitor of Ross:

For this is the best free town, to be found in continent or island, and every stranger finds a welcome, and is received with great joy.

New Ross town

A brief history

In 2008 New Ross celebrated 800 years since first being established by the Normans. In a lovely medieval poem that describes the building of the walls of New Ross, the poet extends the welcome that is always there for the visitor of Ross:

For this is the best free town, to be found in continent or island, and every stranger finds a welcome, and is received with great joy.

Things to do

Between concerts there are plenty of places to visit and things to do.

New Ross Piano Festival – Visit Tintern Abbey with the Colclough Walled Garden

Tintern Abbey

Visit the remains of the Abbey's nave, chancel, tower, chapel and cloister, with 45-minute guided tours of the property and gardens

What’s on 2018

The New Ross Piano Festival runs from 26th – 30th September 2018. Take a look through this year’s festival programme.

See our full programme