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Kennedy Homestead

Address: Dunganstown, New Ross, Ireland
Phone Number: 353051388264
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Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in New Ross
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Monkstown, Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

After following a narrow country road we popped into the Kennedy Homestead not really knowing what to expect. We joined an intro by a very informative guide before looking at all that the Kennedy family guide before looking at all that the Kennedy family achieved and pioneered as well as JFK’s emotional visit to New Ross. It was very interesting... More

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niagarafallsny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Enjoyed this emotional walk through the Kennedy's past. Especially enjoyed the presentation given by a descendant still living on the property. Learned that Irishmen could be hanged for "teaching" and "dancing". Hence dancing with their arms at their side behind the high hedges. Also learned about the humble and peasant life of the Kennedy's. Although he did not want to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

There is plenty of parking, grounds are clean. Small modern building houses the history of the Kenedy/Kennedy's and also all about the visit. Then you walk out into the courtyard and you can almost sense him being there. Docents that I spoke to were very knowledgable about the event and the buildings etc, docent also recommended some other stops on... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

For our liking....but I'm sure t gets lots of American visitors! Better is the Kennedy Arboratum, where the trees at the time we were there were changing into autumn colours.

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Sydney, Australia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

A well laid out and informative display of the history of the Kennedy Family humble origins. The exhibits are laid out in an orderly fashion and the homestead is well preserved and easily accessible. Worth spending an hour or two when in Wexford.

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Pittsburg, Texas
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23 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This small tastefully designed museum proved to be very interesting. We arrived about 11:00 am on a Sunday morning and had the museum to ourselves for the first 30 minutes or so. The exhibits were very well done with good information about the Kennedy family roots in Ireland and the U.S. with (of course) a focus on JFK and his... More

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Newry, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Lots of information of the Kennedys visits home and photos of the homestead. Well signposted from New Ross and well worth a stop

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

Really great place to visit. Good mix of past and present sit very well together. Great addition to the Kennedy trail.

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Galway, Ireland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Well worth a visit. The tour guide lynda wad very informative and extremely helpful with directions to our next site and of the area. It has interesting materisl and great to see the homestead

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dublin
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We visited the Kennedy Homestead on a lovely sunny day in Wexford. So interesting that a direct descendant of John Kennedy gave us the tour & still lives there. Very moving to hear how Jackie Kennedy gave his rosary beads & medal to the family, and how she kept close to the family after his death. We loved this place.... More

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