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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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The Dunbrody Famine Ship is well worth a visit. The tour of the ship is excellent & tells some great genuine stories. We would highly recommend it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The Dunbrody Famine Ship is well worth a visit. The tour of the ship is excellent & tells some great genuine stories. We would highly recommend it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited this week and really enjoyed the experience. Our tour guide was thoroughly knowledgeable about many aspects. It is a must do when visiting the South East.

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Santa Clarita, CA, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great place to spend a couple of hours if you have famine immigrants, or are interested in that time period. Good restaurant on site. Plenty of free parking at the site and across from it.

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ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderful visitor attraction in New Ross.Well worth the fee and so very interesting to see how people suffered to get away.Also very informative as to how and why these ships were needed.A fantastic replica and lovingly restored to its former glory.A must see for everyone.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

u have to see this if in new ross ..it takes u back in time and shows the true hardship of our fellow irish men travelling accross the water for a better life .our guide mark knew his stuff and intereacted well .the actors in the tour are so realistic .well done to all involved.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We're not normally museum people but we really enjoyed this. We got a tour lasting an hour which started with a short film then a talk by the tour guide. We were then taken on board the replica famine ship to see what conditions were like for Irish emigrants sailing to the USA or Canada. We then had some time... More 

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Crown Point, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is an authentic replica of the original ship that carried immigrants from Ireland to the US during the great potato famine. You can see the deplorable conditions and unfortunate lack of food etc. that they had to endure. There is a tour guide, but also character actors in period costumes which makes the experience more real. The actual bell... More 

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San Juan Cosala, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

You wouldn't think that the conditions aboard the famine ship could be fun, but with an energetic tour leader and a couple of quick witted actors portraying passengers this was a very enjoyable and educational stop. Bonus: The café upstairs is great for lunch.

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Ahmeek, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Excellent visitor center with museum-quality displays and a short film to make you feel like you were an Irish emigrant. The ship itself is set up to continue that feeling and includes locals taking on the persona of an historical figure who sailed on the ship.

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Blue Rock, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

My husband and I were traveling around Ireland with a couple friends. One mentioned the Dunbrody Ship and we decided to check it out. We are very glad we did. We arrived in time for the last tour and we started by looking through an exhibit that talks about the history of Ireland leading up to the potato famine. Then... More 

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Additional Information about Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience

Address: The Quay, New Ross, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 (0)51 425239
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Wexford  >  New Ross
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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