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Rosbercon (Wexford)

Ros Bearrcon
Rosbercon (Wexford) is located in Ireland
Rosbercon (Wexford)
Rosbercon (Wexford)
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°23′44″N 6°56′42″W / 52.395611°N 6.945076°W / 52.395611; -6.945076Coordinates: 52°23′44″N 6°56′42″W / 52.395611°N 6.945076°W / 52.395611; -6.945076
CountyCounty Kilkenny & County Wexford
75 m (246 ft)
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceS715278

Rosbercon (Irish: Ros Bearrcon) is a village in Ireland, on the opposite side of the River Barrow from New Ross, County Wexford. Although the village was originally in County Kilkenny, much of it is now in Wexford for administrative purposes. It had a population of 628 as of the 2006 census.

It has a large Roman Catholic church, two schools, and restaurants, Thai and Chinese as well as a pub, The Parish Pump. The village shop closed in the summer of 2008. The Old Rectory was a hostel for asylum seekers. The Old Rectory was built on the site of Rosbercon Castle, which was built in the thirteenth century. The village grew up around the castle and Rosbercon Abbey, a Dominican house founded in 1267 and suppressed in 1539.

The village has expanded considerably in recent years due to immigration; between 34 and 46 percent of its population are immigrants, chiefly from Poland and other Eastern European countries.[1] There are a large number of new apartments by the river, many of them rented by members of the Polish community.

Rosbercon is in the parish of Tullogher in the diocese of Ossory, and the main parish church is located in the village. The other churches of the parish are in Tullogher and Mullinaharigle, with additional graveyards at Shanbough and Ballyneale. It lies between the Barrow and Nore rivers, and is bounded by the parishes of Glenmore to the south and Mullinavat to the west and The Rower - Inistioge to the north and west. Although the easternmost part of the parish is now within the New Ross urban district, many of the residents identify with County Kilkenny, particularly in sporting matters.

In the building boom of recent years many of the old buildings in the main street backing on to the River Barrow were demolished and have been replaced by modern apartment blocks and shops.

Townlands within Rosbercon include: Annfield, Ballybeg, Ballyknock, Ballyreddy, Brownstown, Butterbridge, Garranbehy, Glentiroe, Hoodsgrove, Kilbrahan, Millbanks, Tinnakilly, Tinneranny and Shanbough.

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