So much history - home to JFK, the Dunbrody Famine Ship and the Ros Tapestry

On the banks of the majestic River Barrow, New Ross is full of cultural and historic surprises, beautiful shopfronts and quaint laneways. The town is home to the most famous Irish American, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Visitors to New Ross can see the spectacular Dunbrody Famine Ship sit proudly on the quayside – take a tour and discover its fascinating history.



  • Remains of the 13th century town walls
  • A rich history – home to JFK, the Dunbrody Famine Ship and the Ros Tapestry
  • Gateway to the Hook Peninsula & the oldest operational lighthouse in the world
  • A lively town with fantastic festivals including the New Ross Piano Festival, Kennedy Summer School, Irish America 4th July / Fit Fest and AIMS Choral Festival
  • Part of the Ireland’s Ancient East Touring Region and an integral part of the Norman Trail
Useful Information

New Ross has numerous cafés and restaurants with a range of dining options. Picnic facilities are located adjacent to the Three Sisters Marina on the Wexford Road.

There are several shopping options in New Ross and surrounds.

Car and coach parking available throughout the town.

Getting There

New Ross is located in South County Wexford on the N25 (E30) road, 35km from Wexford Town, 55km from Rosslare Europort, 40km from Waterford Airport and 160km from Dublin Airport.

Map Location: 52.396204, -6.947190
Contact New Ross Heritage Town

New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland

Eircode: Y34 CF64
T: +353 (0)51-421 284
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