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Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience

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Address: The Quay, New Ross, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 (0)51 425239
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Sad history but so worth every penny. The recreation and then the actors sends shivers just thinking of the horrors of the past. Take in all the parts that gives you a very small... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Peoria, Illinois
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Peoria, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Sad history but so worth every penny. The recreation and then the actors sends shivers just thinking of the horrors of the past. Take in all the parts that gives you a very small idea of what happened so long ago.

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Reston, VA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Whoever thought it would be fun to visit a famine ship? Jason, our tour guide, made it come alive. I had no idea it would be so interesting. You will not believe how long it took to cross the ocean, how little time the passengers were allowed on deck, and how many people fit in that boat. I was certainly... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Really good value for money. Very well presented. A must for anyone interested in famine history but good fun for children too. Our guide was very impressive in the way he interacted with both children and adults especially how he knew just when to engage the children's attention. The two ladies who re enacted the stories of immigrant women were... More 

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Dublin
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

This was great fun, everyone really enjoyed it and we really felt we got value for money. The staff were great.

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worcestershire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Brilliant! Wonderful interactive experience. Gives a real feeling for being there. Very helpful knowledgeable tour guides. An absolute must for anyone wanting to know what it was like on board a ship bound for distant shores during the famine. Highly recommended.

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Lymm, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great staff. Very welcoming with a pleasant venue in which to enjoy New Ross over a snack, drink or meal.

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Kilcullen, Kildare, Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We brought our young daughters and Spanish student here. They are reluctant to embrace Irish history but they engaged with the experience. The actors were entertaining and the guide was well informed. It's well set up and worth the visit.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Visited with husband and kids. Beautiful weather helped. Lovely tour and great guide. Worth it! Excellent food upstairs in restaurant

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Lismore, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Tour was good, interesting to see how people had to travel to the americas during the famine, we roamed at will round the ship, you got a feel how the conditions were for the passengers & what they had to endure.

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Trawden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, Mary was a brilliant guide and very well informed. I was using a walking stick and Mary discreetly organised for a young man to help me go below deck using the lift, very kind. The story of the famine ships was very sad but made us realise how brave and resilient these poor people... More 

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