A stroll through New Ross Wexford February 2012

These are nothing more than random photos taken on a stroll though New Ross Co Wexford. Starting out at the Rugby Club and heading down to the Brandon House Hotel via Grange Road we passed the very impressive “ball” that surrounds the Solas Croí Eco Spa. Further down the avenue to the Brandon you will be impressed by the fantastic view over the river Barrow. As the avenue meanders towards the riverside we encountered works of modern art laid out on a purpose-built walkway within the grounds.

Walking back into the town centre we passed an abandoned sail boat and an old barge. They are old and neglected but were obviously once in use. They had an owner, they had a use – what was their story? While a swan searches for food beside the rescue boat at the Marina, a lone rower breaks the still water of the Barrow. Further along the quay I am always drawn to the Dunbrody Famine Ship. I love the way its three masts are visible above the storage tanks next door. The Captains Table restaurant was difficult to pass but with the promise of a great Sunday lunch back at the outlaws we managed on this occasion.

Some great wall art decorates the hoarding where Crosbies once stood. On the way back I noticed a number of plaques on walls that give visitors a clue to the diverse history associated with the town.

Sometimes we get so caught up doing stuff – we never stop to see what is there!

Damien Carroll


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