- THINGS TO DO -
The Ferry House name derives from Ferry Bridge that stretches over the River Barrow between the counties of Wexford and Kilkenny, at Kylemore, to the north of New Ross. Construction commenced in 1925, and the bridge was opened in 1930. It replaced a wooden bridge, constructed in 1794 and was destroyed as part of the independence movement in 1921.
Located in New Ross, the start point of South East Greenway, Ferry House historically was a rest place and place to stay for crossers who traveled over the old bridge pre 1930.
It is intrinsically situated for Rosslare (Ferry arrivals) and Dublin (airport arrivals). An excellent base for exploring Wexford, Kilkenny and Waterford as it is placed in the centre of all three.
Also very lovely to enjoy St Mullins with its endless river bank walks or Inistioges’ old Woodstock estate. For coastal enthusiasts the Ring of Hook Peninsula is amazing to capture and for glampers this spot is an ideal place to take your bike and start off on the Greenway into New Ross and on to Waterford if you please.
What’s more, the excellent Farm shop is within 200 metres and its delightful cafe will ensure you are never stuck for provisions. For a pint, a 5 star meal and one of the best local gastro pubs in the South East – Mannions Pub is a stone’s throw away.
- Outdoor Activities -
New Ross Golf Club
New Ross Golf Club is just 5.5km away. This mature parkland golf course is one of the driest courses in the South – East. It is rarely closed due to bad weather so can be enjoyed throughout the year. Perfect for all abilities.
Blackstairs Mountain is the second-highest mountain in the Blackstairs mountains which run along the border between Wexford and Carlow.
The South East Greenway
Due to open fully in Summer 2023, The South East Greenway is a spectacular 24 km off-road cycling and walking trail along an old railway line from the quays of Ireland’s oldest city to the Norman town of New Ross along the banks of the Barrow river.
This unique seaside village is home to a mile long golden beach. Just a short drive away this beautiful beach is perfect for surfing or breathing in the fresh sea air.
St. Mullins is a charming riverside village on the banks of the river Barrow. Perfect for history buffs, St. Mullins has an impressive ecclesiastical history including an early Christian monastic settlement. It also has beautiful views for a walk along the riverbank.
- Sightseeing -
The SS Dunbrody Famine Ship
Take a guided tour of the authentic reproduction of an 1840s emigrant vessel including costumed performers and themed exhibitions providing a unique insight into the bravery and fortitude with which Irish people faced up to a desperate situation.
Hook Lighthouse, situated on Hook Head, County Wexford, is one of the oldest lighthouses in the world and the second oldest operating lighthouse in the world, after the Tower of Hercules in Spain.
The House of Waterford Crystal
The House of Waterford Crystal is situated in the centre of the Viking Triangle in Waterford. This esteemed factory is the beating heart of the world’s luxury crystal manufacture and is where the most intricate, authentic and masterful crystal pieces come to life.
Located just south east of Kilkenny outside the village of Inistioge, Woodstock Gardens offer a wide range of attractions. Overlooking the River Nore Valley, the gardens are a relaxing and beautiful environment in which to spend the day.
- Food & Drink -
Owned and operated by husband & wife team Emmet & Lisa Hall, Mannion’s is located on the edge of the busy town of New Ross, since its reopening in 2014 Mannion’s pub has firmly made its mark on the dining scene in the South East
The Cracked Teapot
The Cracked Teapot, New Ross, is a tearoom serving a fantastic range of coffees and teas along with freshly prepared breakfast and lunch and a selection of freshly baked cakes and bread.
Mannion's Farm Shop
Mannion’s Farm Shop is a family run business where you can buy the freshest of homegrown, local goods. If you are in need of a pick-me-up this farm shop also has a cafe with great coffee and a range of treats to brighten your day.