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New Ross & the River Barrow

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52° 06.5N 006° 58.5W This is 2nm WSW of Hook Head to avoid overfalls in extreme weather/tide conditions


AC 2049 Old Head of Kinsale to Tuskar Rock, AC 2046-0 River Barrow to New Ross & New Ross, SC5621, Imray C57

Rules & Regulations

Speed limit of 8 knots above the Barrow Railway Bridge, otherwise Rule of the Road and remember that the cargo vessels will be restricted by draft.


The buoyed channel is narrow from the Barrow Bridge north so the hazard is commercial traffic!!

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW is HW Cobh +0045; MHWS 4.5m MHWN 3.8m MLW 2.6m; See Approach for more information

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General Description

Three Sisters Marina Manager    tel no +353 (0)86 3889652
New Ross Port Company VHF14 tel no +353 (0)51 421303
Barrow Railway Bridge   tel no   +353 (0)86816 7826
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Tidal Planning:
Navigation to New Ross must take account of the tides
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Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

The Three Sisters Marina was a relatively recent addition to the facilities at New Ross, but must be about five years old now, and belongs to the local council. ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Leaving your boat
Written by Fiona Balloch | 8th Jun 2023
New Ross could be good place to leave your boat if you need to pop back home etc. There are buses into Dublin Airport and the marina fees are cheap (day rate is 15 euros a day for 32 footer). The harbour master is helpful and there is at least one liveaboard in marina , so people around to check on your boat.
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Arrival time at New Ross
Written by Fiona Balloch | 7th Jun 2023
Got HW at New Ross wrong, so arrived one hr earlier than planned. Harbour master said we would never get into our allocated berth due to tide, so John very skillfully stemmed the tide and rafted up against a smack where we waited for HW. Alan, a liveaboard on another boat helped with lines. 15 euros a night in marina. Ideally only arrive 1.5 hr or less before HW. Quite bit of snatching on the lines due to tide so care with lines / springs etc needs to be taken.
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Railway bridge
Written by Fiona Balloch | 7th Jun 2023
Motored thru gap in open railway bridge, 1.5hr after LW. Tide was vicious and swept us slightly sideways. Dinghy nearly caught on bridge supports. The bridge is now permanently open. There is talk however of reinstating the railway line in the future.
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Written by Don Thomson 3 | 21st Oct 2022
No changes
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 8th Sep 2021
I reviewed these notes in September 2021. No changes but I've found a Youtube drone video which will give you a good idea of what you are heading for.
Update Summer 2019
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 26th Jul 2019
These notes were reviewed in July 2019. There are no changes - not even the prices.
Written by Don Thomson | 25th Apr 2017
I reviewed these notes in April 2017. Still the same though very unlikely to meet a cargo vessel on the way.
Update 2015
Written by dononshytalk | 23rd Apr 2015
These notes were reviewed by Don in April 2015. They are holding their prices and are very cheap at 10 Euros per night for a 10 metre boat
Update December 2013
Written by dononshytalk | 10th Dec 2013
These notes were reviewed and added to by Don Thomson on the 10th December 2013. We are told that the commercial traffic has reduced since we first wrote up this harbour (and certainly since the author ventured up there in the mid nineties) so you are unlikely to meet any opposite direction traffic - but check with the marina.
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