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Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience

The Quay, New Ross, Ireland
353 (0)51 425239
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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in New Ross
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Ships
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Ireland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Liked guided tour with plenty of time to explore and interactive scene from life on board. Disliked, unruly group with children who were so loud, we missed half the commentry Guide handled situation by suggesting they and the children might wish to explore other area of ship. Probably best with at least older children 10-12 years who might not be... More

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Wexford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Fabulous! Really enjoyed the tour, great enthusiasm from the guide and all the staff involved. Great way to spend an afternoon, well worth a visit! :)

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

well worth a visit, the actors were really believable.. I wanted to give the steerage passenger lady some money, her acting was so believable...

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Orlando, Florida
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36 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Widely varying reviews, so I will take the middle ground and go average. If you are looking for some historical perspective this stop will definitely add to your understanding of the "the great hunger". It was educational and uses role playing to depict and pass along some of the terribly depressing parts. There you have it - terribly depressing (BTW... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

This was our first trip to Eire and the first place we visited, we thoroughly enjoyed the tour around the ship made all the more enjoyable by the tour guide Jason he was fabulous and told the story so well even though he was constantly having a camera pushed in his face by eastern visitors. I was a great experience... More

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Riverside, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

My wife & I both enjoyed the famine ship. We found it very informative about the conditions that emigrants faced when they boarded these kinds of vessels. We both thought it was a very nice touch to have actors play roles of passengers, explaining the hardships that were faced on board. We would recommend this site as worthy of a... More

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Galway, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

If I wanted a Disney Land version of the Irish famine I wouldn't have bothered visiting this. Everything from the film before hand to the speaking characters and, worst of all, the Famine Ship candy screamed of a tourist attraction without any connection to the history and tragedy that was the famine. Both my Irish husband and my American self... More

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I decided to do the Dunbrody tour because I work in New Ross just to know more about it, and I am delighted I did it, the your is very informative and interesting, the actors onboard are brilliant, Ms O'Brien is hilarious. Keep up the great work!!

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Courtown, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I have been here a few times and always got a great tour. This exhibition really gives you an idea of how things were during a journey across the ocean back then. Very well done! Highly recommendable. 5 Stars from me!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I enjoyed my ship tour.....good learning experience to know more about famine history in ireland.the actresses did brilliant.

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