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2 July PROM NIGHT
Brandon House Hotel & Spa 8pm €10
The New Ross No Name Club will be hosting a disco, where the Prom King and Queen 2012 will be selected.
3 July DES BISHOP LIVE with supporting act Kevin Lockard
Brandon House Hotel & Spa 8pm €20
Well-known Irish American Comedian. Tickets available at the hotel.
4 July THREE TENORS IRELAND, DECLAN O’ROURKE IN CONCERT
The JFK Arboretum 7pm €15
with supporting acts The Rusty Fixtures and Brendan Keane.
The first open air concert held in the JFK Arboretum. Gates open 6.30pm. Barbeques and refreshments available. Tickets available from the Dunbrody Famine Ship or online www.dunbrody.com
Family Ticket €45 Including 2 adults and up to 3 children
4 July “MISSISSIPPI” LUNCHEON CRUISE
Galley Restaurant 12.30pm €25
2 hour 4 course luncheon cruise, which will do a cruise-by the Boston Tea Party re-enactment from the Dunbrody Famine Ship.
4 July GALWAY GIRL
St Michael’s Theatre 2pm €10
A special lunchtime performance starring Terry Brennan and Martina Kavanagh in the well-known short play. Directed by Peggy Hussey.
4 July BOSTON AFTERNOON TEA PARTY
Galley Restaurant 3pm €12.50 adults, €10 kids
1.5 hour cruise including American Themed afternoon.Tea and cruise-by the Boston Tea Party re-enactment from the Dunbrody Famine Ship.
4 July “FIREWORKS SPECIAL”
Galley Restaurant 10.30pm €10pp
1 hour top deck viewing of Fireworks from boat club and Dixie Band on deck, includes a glass of wine and canapés – Max 80 people.
1 July CARIBBEAN PIRATE FESTIVAL & FAMILY DAY
Hook Lighthouse All Day
Family day and Pirate Festival with US Feel.
4 July AMERICAN STYLE BBQ
Hook Lighthouse All Day
American Football displays by“Waterford Wolves”
Music,children’s games and family fun all day
4 July RAISING OF FLAGS
JFK Statue 10am
Official raising of the flags by the Chairman of Town Council, Staff of Council and Honour Guard from UN Veterans.
4 July BOSTON TEA PARTY RE-ENACTMENT
Dunbrody Famine Ship 11am, 12pm 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
An hourly re-enactment of the famous Boston Tea Party from the Dunbrody Famine Ship.
4 July READING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
Steps of the Tholsel 12pm
The Chairman of the New Ross Town Council to read the Declaration of Independence, preceded by the announcement from the Town Crier.
4 July UNVEILING OF THE LARGEST ROS TAPESTRY PANEL
Ros Tapestry Exhibition Centre 1pm
The Largest and central embroidered panel – The Marriage of Isabel de Clare and William Marshal – will be unveiled.
4 July INDUCTION INTO THE IRISH AMERICAN HALL OF FAME
Dunbrody Emigration Centre by invitation 4pm
The induction of Fionnula Flanagan, as well as the posthumous induction of Liam Clancy. The induction will feature performances from Declan O’Rourke and David Creevy. Compere Alan Corcoran.
4 July GAA ROADSHOW
Town Park 4pm
Local children of all ages participating in a Hurling Roadshow – Hurling Abú.
4 July PARADE
From Town Park to Tholsel 6pm
A 4th of July Parade featuring vintage American cars, line dancers, hip hop dancers, and a variety of other participants.
4 July FIREWORKS
Quay Front 10.45pm
A display of Fireworks to end the festivities.
5 July IRISH-AMERICAN MUSIC NIGHT
Corcoran’s Pub, Irishtown 9pm
A feast of traditional Irish and American Music with Barbeque.
ALL WEEK EVENTS
MARK TWAIN READINGS New Ross Library
Mark Twain Themed week at New Ross Library including select readings
4TH OF JULY IN THE PUBS “Your Local”
Participating pubs will have themed venues to make your bourbon go down better
CRAFT MARKETS Conduit Lane
Open Air Craft market featuring local producers
PASSPORT “SALE” Participating shops & retailers
Anyone showing their American passport automatically gets a 10% discount