New Ross Piano Festival is launched

By Dan Walsh in New Ross The ancient deck of the Dunbrody Famine Ship, showpiece of New Ross tourism, was the appropriate setting for the launch of the 16th New Ross Piano Festival this evening by Senator Malcolm Byrne. The festival runs September 21st-25th and will bring large numbers to the town. Senator Byrne spokeContinue reading “New Ross Piano Festival is launched”

Board responds to Ros Tapestry exhibition

By Dan Walsh Following today’s breaking news that the Ros Tapestry is on ‘temporary move’ to Kilkenny Castle, published exclusively in WexfordLocal.com, an official statement was released by New Ross Needlecraft Ltd tonight. It reads as follows; “The Board of the Ros Tapestry wish to acknowledge the concern expressed in the campaign about the tapestryContinue reading “Board responds to Ros Tapestry exhibition”

Ros Tapestry ‘temporary move’ to Kilkenny

By Dan Walsh New Ross ‘jewel in the crown’ The Ros Tapestry, a unique display of decorative embroidery depicting the history and heritage of the town will spend some time on ‘temporary display’ in Kilkenny Castle. The background to the exhibition leaving New Ross was explained in detail by Board of Directors’ Mary Lou O’KennedyContinue reading “Ros Tapestry ‘temporary move’ to Kilkenny”

New Ross is open and refreshed

By Dan Walsh The trial run of four weeks of pedestrianisation in New Ross on each Friday, Saturday and Sunday of August has commenced with a pleasant degree of success so far. And, the weather is helping too! Many visitors were taking advantage of today’s brilliant sunshine and tasty varieties of food on South Street.Continue reading “New Ross is open and refreshed”

Terrerath Castle adds to Norman trail

By Dan Walsh Wexford’s history and heritage is enriched by ruins and vestiges from the Norman period and when Terrerath Castle showed signs of “collapse in the next decade” and a survey by Wexford County Council declared it “a dangerous structure” it was time for action. There were two options; one was demolition and theContinue reading “Terrerath Castle adds to Norman trail”