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Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge - Things to Know Before Visiting

Ballyverneen, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

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About Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge

The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge over the river Barrow which opened last year has won the IABSE Outstanding Structure Award. It is one of the highest distinctions awarded by IABSE and recognises, in different regions of the world, some of the most remarkable, innovative, creative, or otherwise stimulating structures. Sustainability and respect of the environment is also an important factor.


Attractions Near Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge

The Kennedy Homestead
The Kennedy Homestead1.44km from Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge

The Kennedy Homestead, birthplace of President John F. Kennedy’s great-grandfather Patrick Kennedy, celebrates the story of five generations of the Kennedy dynasty which is still farmed by his descendants. Visit our state of the art interpretative exhibit which explores the circumstances of Patrick Kennedy’s departure from Ireland in 1848 and pieces together the story of the most famous Irish-American family through the 20th century to the present day.

The Ros Tapestry
The Ros Tapestry5.44km from Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge

The Ros Tapestry Project is a major community arts and history project centered on the town of Wexford, Ireland. The project is dedicated to producing a tapestry in fifteen panels which tells the story of the coming of the Normans to Ireland in the 12th century and the foundation of the port and town of New Ross at the beginning of the 13th century. Each tapestry panel is approximately four and a half feet deep (1.5m) by six feet (1.8m) wide and tells of a unique aspect of the epic story.

John F Kennedy Arboretum
John F Kennedy Arboretum5.69km from Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge

The John F. Kennedy Arboretum on the Hook Head Peninsula at New Ross, County Wexford, Ireland, is a park under public administration. It covers a massive 252 hectares on the summit and southern slopes of Slieve Coillte and contains 4,500 types of trees and shrubs from all temperate regions of the world. There are 200 forest plots grouped by continent.

Woodville House and Gardens
Woodville House and Gardens7.99km from Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge

Woodville House is a fine five bay, two storey over basement Georgian house dating from about 1800 situated above the river Barrow. The property was acquired by P J Roche, great grandfather of the present owner in 1876 and is now occupied by the 5th generation of Roches to live there.

Dunbrody Abbey Visitor Centre
Dunbrody Abbey Visitor Centre8.68km from Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge

Dunbrody Abbey is a former Cistercian monastery in County Wexford, Ireland. The cross-shaped church was built in the 13th century, and the tower was added in the 15th century. With a length of 59m the church is one of the longest in Ireland. The visitor centre is run by the current Marquess of Donegall and has one of only two full sized hedge mazes in Ireland.

Tory Hill
Tory Hill8.96km from Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge

Tory Hill rising to a height of 292 metres above sea level, is said to have derived its name from an outlaw named Edmund Den, who flourished in this locality around the year 1700. There is a pattern held each year on Tory Hill on the second Sunday of July. This is locally called 'Tory Hill Sunday' and 'Frocchans Sunday'. It never was a religious celebration, but merely consisted of the people of the neighbourhood gathering to pick the wild berries called 'Frocchans'.

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County Kilkenny is a county in Ireland. It is in the province of Leinster and is part of the South-East Region. It is named after the city of Kilkenny. There are so many things to see and do here.

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