New Ross is a large town on the River Barrow in south west County Wexford, Ireland.
Its contrasting personalities and variety of locations may give New Ross a lot of use as an urban filming location. The riverside town has two very contrasting personalities. Some spots feel very modern, utilitarian, and sleek, while other areas are old-fashioned, meandering, and rustic. This contrast is very visible along the main street, where 19th century brick buildings sit opposite the modern and sleek promenade, and where the 19th century replica famine ship is moored outside the ultra-modern museum that houses it. Away from the main street, the residential streets are even more meandering and charming, and the houses are colourful and full of variety.
Though it is only County Wexford’s 4th largest town, it boasts a large number of features and places that may make useful filming locations. Riverside locations include the Dunbrody Famine Ship and New Ross Port. Religious and historical institutions include St Michael’s Theatre, St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s and Michael’s Church, and St Stephen’s Cemetery. New Ross’ location in the county gives it easy access to locations further afield, including the many locations on the Hook Peninsula and locations around the Barrow river, such as the Barrow Rail Bridge.
The area was first settled in the 6th century, but the settlement particularly thrived under the Normans, who used it as the main Irish port in the 12th to 13th centuries. A former railway in the town was removed in 2020 to make way for a greenway. Also in 2020, the local council opened a major bypass for the town which includes the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge. A very charming town park with play area and sports courts is located near the main street and just beside the river.
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Photographer: Alan Boland, Al Butler
New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland
District Manager, New Ross Municipal District