New Ross public realm improvements

17 May 2023

A new phase of Avanti’s masterplan for the town of New Ross, County Wexford is under development. This includes public realm improvements to the historic town centre including a new public space to accommodate food market stalls.

Avanti Architects also recently completed the High Hill Norman Garden which is a new park connecting the quays (Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience and Ros Tapestry) to the 13th century St Mary’s Church. The park includes an ‘arrival plaza’ providing extensive seating and space for social interaction and outdoor events.

High Hill Norman Garden comprises of a hierarchy of routes which are draped over the existing topography, overlapping and knotting to create a greater choice of routes and spaces at which the user can move through the site. Public ‘Resting’ areas are created through the terracing of the topography and provide areas for seating which take advantage of the views over the River Barrow. Visitors to the park will be able to wander through a series of faceted gardens on paths that wind their way up the hill. The gardens are planted with a variety of flowers, hedges, aromatic plants and herbs which echo the Norman history and influence in the formation of the town in the early 1200s.

The garden was opened to great acclaim by Heather Humphreys, the Irish Minister of Justice, Social Protection, Community and Rural Development.


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Location County Wexford, Ireland