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New Flagship River Cruise Experience Officially Launched in New Ross

7th June 2022
The Barrow Princess is launched at New Ross in County Wexford
The Barrow Princess is launched at New Ross in County Wexford

The Three Sisters Cruise Company Limited officially launched the Barrow Princess River Cruise Experience at New Ross marina last month.

Dignitaries from across the Southeast were welcomed to New Ross Marina for the official launch of the Barrow Princess.

Master of ceremonies, Tony Ennis welcomed guests and thanked all who contributed to bringing this new service to fruition.

Tony, of Ennis & Co Business Consultants, himself involved in the project since inception, spoke of the significant investment that this unique innovative undertaking required, not just financially by Declan, but in cooperation and collaboration across county boundaries of all the parties involved. To represent this joint collaboration, Deputy Mayor of Waterford City and County Council, Cllr Seanie Power and deputising for New Ross Municipal District Chair, Cllr Michael Sheehan, cut the ribbon together with Declan officially launching the new venture.

The Barrow Princess River Cruise Experience berthed at New Ross marinaThe Barrow Princess River Cruise Experience berthed at New Ross marina

Eamonn Hore, Wexford County Council Director of Service, expressed his delight with the arrival of the Barrow Princess to the marina in New Ross stating that “The river cruises offered by this beautiful boat are a fantastic addition to the many charms and attractions of New Ross and the majestic River Barrow. I would like to wish Declan and his team every success with this wonderful venture”.

Speaking at the event, owner Declan Bates said “We are delighted to be here today. We have been working on this project since 2013 and it is a very proud moment for us to officially launch the Barrow Princess River Cruise experience today. We could not have done it without the support of Wexford Local Development/LCDC, Wexford County Council, Waterford City & County Council, the Port of Waterford Authority, Failte Ireland, Ennis & Co consultants, Prolines Naval Architects & Marine Surveyors, and Arklow Marine Services and those who got onboard with the idea from the very start and saw the potential, Sean Reidy and Eamonn Hore in particular, and of course the many other suppliers, family and friends and our hard-working crew who have supported us along the way. We are happy with the service offering we now have in place, the reviews we have received to date have far exceeded our expectations. We are delighted that the cruises have been so well received by the public and look forward to welcoming locals and visitors alike aboard.”

Following the official ceremony, guests enjoyed refreshments and a majestic mini cruise along the Barrow River to the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge.

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