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Plans afoot to twin New Ross with Liverpool


Liverpool city's Docks area.

Liverpool city's Docks area.

Liverpool city's Docks area.


New Ross looks set to be twinned with one of the great footballing and historic cities of England: Liverpool.

At the May New Ross Municipal District meeting, councillors were informed by area manager Mick McCormack that there was a proposal to have New Ross twinned with Liverpool at a twinning committee meeting.

This arises from the close links forged between the two cities due to the activities of Graves shipping company.

New Ross is already twinned with Hartford, Connecticut, Moncoutant, France and Newcastle, Co Down. As the town has been twinned with Moncoutant for 20 years, the town’s mayor is being written to, to ascertain if they want to continue the twinning link. The same applies for Newcastle.

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A report from the twinning committee meeting shows a desire to write to the Mayor of Liverpool to explore the idea of a twinning arrangement with the city.

Mr McCormack said there are plans by the local authority’s twinning committee to expand its links with other destinations, including France, due to the Norman connection with parts of northern France. 

“I think there is huge potential in twinning with France. We have to explore the Moncoutant relationship also,” Mr McCormack said.

A suggestion of being twinned with Placentia in Newfoundland, was also made at the committee meeting.