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Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience

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Address: The Quay, New Ross, Ireland
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+353 51 425 239
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Well worth a visit

I went to the famine ship with family including teenagers and everyone enjoyed it. We even discovered that one of our ancestors from my grandmothers family was actually on the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Caroline N
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County Wexford, Ireland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went here on Friday 10th and the first guide appeared to be intoxicated only to be replaced with another that made the whole experience depressing. We were confronted by 2 actors who really took away from the actual ship and all it had to offer. I believe they have done a fantastic job on the entrance with all the... More 

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County Wexford, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to the famine ship with family including teenagers and everyone enjoyed it. We even discovered that one of our ancestors from my grandmothers family was actually on the ship Fter a bit of research. Suitable for any age even your teenagers which are normal3 hard to please

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Thank Caroline N
New Ross, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

a very good trip down memory lane and just to see where the passengers were expected too berth on the long voyage, wow.

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Carlow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited this now a number of times with friends and family. The attraction has improved over time and is well worth a visit . There a visual history and a re-enactment on the ship, which gives a perspective of the living situation in that age. Aboard ship there is a lift, so a lack of mobility is not... More 

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Thank renssen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A replica of a transatlantic cargo ship which was also used to take Irish emigrants to the states, with a tour, a museum, a restaurant. Highly recommended, such nice people, and such enthusiasm for what they're doing. There is incredible history in Ireland, but this is relatively recent, with direct bearing on the USA.

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Thank Peter S
Blackwater, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Informative tour guide plus actors on board to bring the emigrants stories to life. Nice restaurant too,

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offaly
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this tour especially the live actors on board the ship. They really added to the tour. Would highly recommend this to visit. Very interesting pass time. There is a cafe so you can get a bite to eat or just a coffee. Nice gift shop friendly and helpful staff.

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Thank ange17
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very much enjoyed this visit. The tour guide was excellent. Explained how many land owners paid the ship fare of poor tenant families rather than watch them starve to death. Large Irish Catholic families, potato famine most likely caused by Irish imports of fertiliser from American colonies plus Westminster's corn laws all sealed the fate of so many poor working... More 

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Thank Liz G
County Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the ship and then went onto JFK park and the Kennedy homestead. It was a great journey through history, and as start point for the Ancient Eastern Way tour, gives a great insight into the whole journey. Breakfast was also exellent in the resturant overlooking the river Barrow, with ample parking and wheel-chair access.

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newross
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit if you are in South East Ireland. Good for all ages and gives a good historical perspective on a difficult part of our history

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