New Ross

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New Ross (Ros Mhic Thriúin in Irish) is a town in southwest County Wexford, Republic of Ireland, in the southeast of Ireland. It has a population of about 6,000. The town is an important crossing point on the River Barrow, being located between the river's estuary, and the point where the River Nore joins the Barrow and was the location of one of the bloodiest battles of the 1798 rebellion.

The road crossing the Barrow is the important N25 road from Cork and Waterford to Rosslare Harbour. The N30 link road to Enniscorthy and the main road to Dublin also runs from New Ross. The town had a rail link from Waterford that originally connected to the Dublin–Rosslare line and served passengers in the past. The branch remaining open as far as New Ross carried freight for many years but though officially still open, the line is now disused.

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