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Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience

Address: The Quay, New Ross, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 (0)51 425239
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in New Ross
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships, Landmarks
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carlow
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

A visit to New Ross and a guided tour of the Dunbrody Famine ship is absolutely worth the time. Actors bring the experience of travelling to the far shores of America during the famine times, to life and you can really imagine what it must have been like. It's engaging for all ages including children. There's also a lovely cafe... More

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Brazil
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

An excellent way to touch history. The children though do not enjoy it as much as us (unless they are boys and love ships and stuff). I felt the suffering and pain attached to the emigration due to the famine. I do not know if they present it year round but there were actors reenacting stories of some poor and... More

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Carrickfergus
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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This tour is very well done and staff were friendly and informative. Very glad to have visited but you do come away a little sad - especially as an Irish emigrant!

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Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

You simply cannot visit New Ross without paying the Dunbrody Famine Ship a visut as it is such an important aspect of the town. The exhibition is very informative without being too complicated. The guided tour is very enjoyable with the projected images a great addition and the revealing of the ship when the shutters are pulled over is amazing.... More

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County Wicklow, Ireland
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We headed down to new ross to see the famous famine ship. We weren't disappointed. They even catered for mum in her wheelchair. Staff had roles yo play and it was all done well. The shop and café is not too pricy. When you w as l alone the Quay there's a statue of JFK , you can get a... More

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Withernsea, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Visited twice and each time it has been brilliant, the guides are informative and put on character performances to bring the stories to life. So much to see and definitely worth a visit especially if raining. We visited the Hall of fame cafe on a numerous occasions as do nice coffee and cakes but was a little disappointed this time... More

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dublin
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Come to this perfect replica of one of Ireland's famine ships to learn in a fascinating way how the population of Irelnd halved in the mid Eighteenth century. We did this on a blustery day in late October which added to the drama of this grim experience. This attraction is suitable to people of any age. This visit is a... More

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niagarafallsny
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36 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

To think of sleeping side by side in a bunk with my whole family, using a bucket for our human waste and only get out of the hold for a few hours daily is just unfathomable. Then to do it for 2 months? It was truly a learning experience and the actors really gave us a taste of what happened... More

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Ringwood, Hants.
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10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We really enjoyed visiting the ship and the guides were extremely informative and entertaining. We got a real feel for the poor passengers whose only choice was to try and survive the journey to find a better life in America.

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Blyth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This is a "must" you need to go there and experience what these poor people had to do to dream of a better life in the "new world". See the ship and with help of the actors and props envisage the hope and challenges they had to face. Follow the boardwalk and come to the statue of JFK and shake... More

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