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.

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