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Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience

The Quay, New Ross, Ireland
353 (0)51 425239
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in New Ross
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

There was nothing to dislike on this amazing tour of Dunbrody Famine Ship and everything to be delighted with!! The tour brings you back to the time of the famine when people are trying to get to a better place by taking the tough six week journey to hopefully a better and happier life, because of course they have no... More

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Newry, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Loved the tour which was so informative. Great car parking on site and a great coffee shop nothing to dislike

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Dublin, Ireland
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82 reviews 82 reviews
52 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

It was a great experience and the staff were really enthusiastic. You are hit with experience from the moment you get your ticket which is a copy of an original coffin ship ticket.They even put on a little drama. Its an exhibition that is suitable for people of all ages, although the stories can sometimes be quite sad. You really... More

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Waterford, Ireland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Visited this Experience with my 5 year old daughter at her request! We have often passed the ship but never ventured in. I must say I was surprised by the experience - very relaxed and yet educational and interesting. We had a tour guide, read some history, viewed some film and were even treated to some local acting on the... More

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Den haag
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The ship experience was interesting. You get the change to imagine how (poor) people crossed the ocean to the promised land. What I enjoyed where the actors who tell you from a people's perspective how the crossing was done round 1840. The interaction with the group just made the difference between a normal museumship and a experience.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The ship is fascinating. The visitor centre is good and its cafe not at all bad. But the ground floor toilets were an absolute disgrace. I hope the management read this and do what they should already have done, I.e. Take steps to ensure that normal standards of hygiene are observed. It is embarrassing to think of foreign visitors being... More

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Galway, Ireland
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Really enjoyed our tour of dunbrody ship. And the informative talk. Also the way the actresses were involved in was real life like. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The Dunbrody Famine Ship is a means whereby I felt the anguish of my ancestors. It is so well presented, from the ticket, which named a family that actually embarked on the ship to the actual bell, used on the original Dunbrody. Before going on board, there was an excellent input, giving a great sense of the living conditions that... More

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Kildare, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Well worth the visit, we had three 9 yr old, one 10, and 13 yr old, we won't mention how old the four adults were ;) as much as we learned we still had good fun down in the depths of the living quarters, staff lovely and friendly and involved both children and adults, nobody was left out, actresses were... More

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Waterford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The tour consists of first a short film show explaining about the famine and emigration, then you proceed onto the ship. The story of the voyage is then told, from both a First Class and Steerage Passenger’s viewpoint. It’s well done, informative and enjoyable. Be warned that the steps down into the ship are quiet steep, so not suitable for... More

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