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Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience

The Quay, New Ross, Ireland
353 (0)51 425239
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Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in New Ross
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

At one end of a riverside promenade stands a plaque and statue in honour of the late JFK, and at the other end sits an eternal flame from his grave and the museum which is a replica of The Dunbrody a ship which was used to carry people away from the great famine ravaged Ireland to start a new life... More

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Wicklow, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Went with a group of retired people on a trip here in July 2014. It was very much value for money. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and certainly knew her stuff as she answered every question that was posed to her. The two actors playing the 2 women who traveled on the ship were excellent. They too answered all... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Dunbrody famine ship is an amazing testament to the terrible famine and resulting Irish immigration. Quite educational.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A wonderful yet sad experience how the poorest of poor people traveled across the Ocean to the new world for a new life. Unbelievable conditions ,yet better than what they left. Very well done exhibit and tour. Don't miss it! Miss the Cafeteria ,poor food,guess they want to stay authentic !

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Wexford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

We loved the tour of the old ship. There were characters in costumes which were a great way to tell the story of the ship and it's people. The ship is really interesting to walk around and well worth the tour. The adjoining centre has been extensively refurbished in the last 2 years and the walkway along the river is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a must do. The ship has been wonderfully restored and the guide and actors give a real sense of the factors which made them make this treacherous journey.

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Wallaroo
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Great tour guide who brought the story of impoverished Irish emigrants to life. Walk through a museum to board the ship. Visually appealing to adults and children. Plenty of time to wander around the boat. It was very busy and crowded when we were there with bus loads of tourists which made it difficult to read about famous Irish Americans... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We visited The Dunbrody Famine Ship on a very wet day, which created the right miserable atmosphere for a tragic chapter of Irelands history. But the ship is really worth a visit and you get a good feelig of how horrible it must have beeen to cross the Atlantic in these small vessels.

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

was a very good tour and it made us all realsise to be thankful for what we have but it was quiet short.what amazed me was that they has the real bell from the dunbrody on the replica.the tour guide was excellent :)

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Longford, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Ease of access, friendly crew. Reasonable costs. A dedicated staff telling the story of yesteryear .Well worth a visit

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