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John F. Kennedy Arboretum

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Address: New Ross, Co. Wexford | 52. 322199, -6. 931655, Ireland
Phone Number: 51388171

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The John F Kennedy Arboretum Park (locally known as Kennedy Park) is a must visit especially in Summer & Autumn. Over 600 acres of trees & shrubs from all over the world... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Treasaig
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County Wexford, Ireland
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County Wexford, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The John F Kennedy Arboretum Park (locally known as Kennedy Park) is a must visit especially in Summer & Autumn. Over 600 acres of trees & shrubs from all over the world. Colour is provided by the many different rhododendrons from Febuary onwards. The azaleas are brilliant in May and the Maples should not be missed in the autumn. Plenty... More 

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Aberdeenshire
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27 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We did not realise that the specimens would be so mature and were surprised to see such great international species. The dog loved the walk and the empty space. Some of the areas need some repairs as rotten wood and rusty metals distract from the otherwise great memorial. Don't forget to to visit the excellent viewpoint on the hill behind... More 

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Monkstown, Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We recently enjoyed a short break to New Ross which has plenty to do and see but I am so glad we visited the JFK Arboretum. It is a beautiful national park and very well landscaped. We enjoyed the visitor centre which had just the right amount of quotes and memorabilia including some of Jackie’s wardrobe before enjoying a beautiful... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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112 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Known locally as simply Kennedy Park this place has fond memories since I have been coming here from early age. The location for Family picnics and summer days out. I have come here in all weathers and it is always an enjoyable day out. I recommend taking the walk to the left of the information centre opposite the car park.... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We visited JF Kennedy Arboretum on 10th. September. It is a beautiful place with miles of peaceful paths with huge variety of trees and shrubbery. There is a lovely little lake with ducks. I would agree with a previous reviewer re maybe providing electric buggies for less able bodied visitors. Also extra seating would not go amiss. I would be... More 

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Mullingar, Ireland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My wife and I visited the Arboretum on the 9th September the good weather helped to show the park at its very best and it is certainly worth a visit. We are both 73 years of age however so our tip to encourage visitors and improve things for the elderly visitor would be as follows. Please consider 1. supplying electric... More 

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Spent a lovely day in Kennedy Park with two friends and eight children last week. The kids had a great time and loved the playground. We had a lovely picnic before heading for a lovely walk down to the lake. We finished up with a lovely ice cream from the coffee shop. Great way to spend the last day prior... More 

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wexford, Ireland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Lovely afternoon spent at JFK arboretum walking around the park and finally going to the playground which is fantastic. Would like to eat there but too many wasps thats life.

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Waterford
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A bit off the beaten track but well signposted this is a little gem. Beautiful gardens with a 3km approx! circuit, we were glad our two young children brought their bikes. On a nice day an ideal location for a picnic with an excellent playground as well. Cant wait to go back

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Derby, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

This is a perfect place for a picnic. The picnic tables are well spread out around a lovely play park, so you can sit and watch the kids letting of steam without them going out of sight. Lovely views from the top of the mountain too across 6 or so counties.

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