Barrow & Nore Confluence to New Ross                                 Section 28c: Section Chart

New Ross Port









On the approach to New Ross Port, there are moorings upstream of the bridge, beside the New Ross Boat Club pontoon, where visitors are welcome. There is plenty of depth on the outside of the pontoon at all tides. The bridge is fixed and lining up with the central arch to account for tides is advised.  South of the bridge, there are many commercial shipping quays in the Port and The Three Sisters Marina, which offers complete protection from all conditions.  







The Three Sisters Marina is one of the few marinas in the country that has Blue Flag status and has electrical shore power, mains water toilets and shower facilities. LWS draught 5m (16.4 feet); maximum draught 2.4m; maximum length 20m.  Position on the south western corner of the marina: 52° 23.481' N, 006° 57.117' W.  Distances to:  Cheek Point - 7.3 miles; Waterford - 9.6 miles; Passage East - 9.1 miles; Duncannon - 10.2 miles.  Tide estimates are based on High Water Cobh +0112, Cheekpoint +0040.  Admiralty Chart 2046 New Ross to Cheekpoint and Waterford Estuary- scale of 1:25,000 and New Ross - scale of 1:10,000.  New Ross Marina (John Dimond): Mob:+353 (0)86 3889652, e-mail:,


New Ross Town

The large town has many super markets, shops, restaurants, pubs, hotels, banks, a post office, a library, swimming pool, large park, taxis and bus services.  New Ross serves as a gateway, from which to explore the Barrow and Nore valleys as well as Hook Peninsula by road. 

In the 13th century, Ross was the major port in Ireland and since then the Port has had a long commerical, maritime tradition, continuing today with shipping companies still working out of the Port.  The original shipbuilding yard has been reinvented as a boatyard, and combined with the marina, chandlery and New Ross Boat Club, boats are well serviced in the area.  The Galley Cruising Restaurant continues the river experience….



Every year there is a Choral Festival, Piano Festival, Drama Festival, Kennedy Summer School, Irish America Day, Ireland Newfoundland Festival, Celtic River Festival and Barrow Challenge (rowing race from St. Mullins to New Ross).


The replica tall ship Dunbrody is prominent on the quayside and her Visitor Centre also serves as a tourist office, café, gift shop, genealogy centre and offers guided tours of the ship and interactive exhibition.


Various landmarks around the town illustrate New Ross’s turbulent history. The Tholsel was built in 1749 and stored the mace of King Edward III (1374) and King Charles II (1685) and the Charter of King James II (1688), which resolved the dispute between Ross and Waterford Ports.  After his defeat at the Battle of Boyne in 1690, King James II stayed in Hanrahan's Pub (formerly Annsley's Town House) on his way to Duncannon to board his ship to France.   

In the town square, a bronze pikeman stands in place of the original cannon, which defended the garrison from 20,000 rebels during the 1798 rebellion. 

Cromwell was hospitalised on the site of Folly House in 1649. Maiden gate was a prison and construction of its mile-long 20ft wall began in 1265.  The town could muster a defence of: 363 cross-bow men, 1,200 long-bow archers, 3,000 pikemen and 104 horsemen. 

Hundreds of the 3,000 rebels killed were interred in a mass grave in front of the Carmelite convent, which in more recent times, became world famous for production of lace.  The ruins of the 13th century St Mary's Church still stand, and a tunnel reputedly leads from the church under the river to the west bank.


New Ross Slí na Sláinte walking route