New Ross

GPS Coordinates: 52.3947, -6.9447 | View On Google Maps ⇨

St Abban built a monastery in the area of New Ross in the 6th century AD. The site attracted many religious people and lay people alike over the centuries. In the 12th century the Anglo-Normans saw the potential of New Ross as a port town. The Earl of Pembroke, William Marshal and his wife Isabella de Clare founded the town and port between 1192-1207. At the end of the century custom returns showed that New Ross was the busiest port in Ireland, surpassing its neighbour Waterford.