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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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Our cruise around the British Isles

Our first stop in New Ross was the Dunbrody Famine Ship. It was very enlightening and the tour was great. It was actually the best tour I have ever had on a historical ship. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Our first stop in New Ross was the Dunbrody Famine Ship. It was very enlightening and the tour was great. It was actually the best tour I have ever had on a historical ship. It is definitely worth a visit.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a replica of a famine ship that travelled regularly from Ireland to USA and Canada during these times, carrying large numbers of emigrants. The exhibition and tour, from the waiting area with its information, to the introductory video, the guided tour of the ship itself complete with actors, and the exit area which also gives excellent information, is... More 

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County Longford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This attraction skilfully demonstrated the conditions on board the voyage to North America in the 1800's. The ship itself is beautifully made and the depiction of life on board is very well done. The guides seem to have really extensive knowledge regarding the boat and the sailings, and made for a very informative tour. We really enjoyed it.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This was a good visit for a wide age range. The children were fascinated by the space available for each family on the ship and totally taken away with the actors. The restaurant was also great and I had the best pavlova I've ever tasted! The stars are steep but doable for most people even elderly with sticks and for... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My kids enjoyed the experience of the famine ship, very detailed knowledge of how life was in Ireland during this time.

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Roscommon, Roscommon, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Very interesting and thought provoking visit to the famous 'coffin ship' replica. Just sitting below deck in the steerage class makes you think about how utterly horrible the journey to NY must have been. Then it dawns on you, if they were willing to undertake that journey and the risk and suffering it entailed, how hard were their lives here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I went on a road trip with my wife, and we visited this ship. It is a replica, but one can still feel the souls that traversed Atlantic to reach America or Canada. The tour was very well organised, and presentation was captivating. I would definitely recommend to go and visit this ship. It shows what people went through to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Has good cafe overlooking ship. Small touristy gift shop. Displays and tour go into the details and consequences of potato famine and land clearances of 1840s. Guides show detailed knowledge and there is an interactive element on board that kids and adults will like. Well worth the money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Found tis by accident while driving around Ireland on holiday, it is a fascinating tour of a famine ship with a really interesting and knowledgeable guide. There are actors dressed as they would have been during the famine, talking about how it really was for them. You also get an admission ticket written out as if to a real passenger... More 

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Northern Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

An indepth guide to life onboard a famine ship. Thanks to the guide (Peter) and to the two female actresses (Mrs o'Brian and Mrs White). Well recommended.

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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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