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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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niagarafallsny
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94 reviews 94 reviews
36 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

To think of sleeping side by side in a bunk with my whole family, using a bucket for our human waste and only get out of the hold for a few hours daily is just unfathomable. Then to do it for 2 months? It was truly a learning experience and the actors really gave us a taste of what happened... More

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Ringwood, Hants.
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We really enjoyed visiting the ship and the guides were extremely informative and entertaining. We got a real feel for the poor passengers whose only choice was to try and survive the journey to find a better life in America.

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Blyth, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This is a "must" you need to go there and experience what these poor people had to do to dream of a better life in the "new world". See the ship and with help of the actors and props envisage the hope and challenges they had to face. Follow the boardwalk and come to the statue of JFK and shake... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

On the way to get on the ferry back to england my wife and I stopped at New Ross Eire to visit the Famine ship moored at New ross. We have often passed it on to way to visit family in Eire and always said we must visit it oneday. We arranged our trip home to do this and it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Really enjoyed the tour. Jason I think was the name of my guide (name slips my mind....sorry). Very energetic and makes everyone feel welcome, I arrived late for a tour but rather than have me wait he brought me onto the current tour so I caught the 2nd half of that tour and then I caught the 1st half of... More

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luvtotravel00
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Must do in Ireland, experience how it was on the famine ship with actors telling their stories and tour the ship, try to imagine what it must have been like.

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Tipperary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

There was nothing to dislike on this amazing tour of Dunbrody Famine Ship and everything to be delighted with!! The tour brings you back to the time of the famine when people are trying to get to a better place by taking the tough six week journey to hopefully a better and happier life, because of course they have no... More

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Newry, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Loved the tour which was so informative. Great car parking on site and a great coffee shop nothing to dislike

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Dublin, Ireland
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52 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

It was a great experience and the staff were really enthusiastic. You are hit with experience from the moment you get your ticket which is a copy of an original coffin ship ticket.They even put on a little drama. Its an exhibition that is suitable for people of all ages, although the stories can sometimes be quite sad. You really... More

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Waterford, Ireland
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Visited this Experience with my 5 year old daughter at her request! We have often passed the ship but never ventured in. I must say I was surprised by the experience - very relaxed and yet educational and interesting. We had a tour guide, read some history, viewed some film and were even treated to some local acting on the... More

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