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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Very accessable . Lovely site . Staff are knowledgeable and friendly . Cafe is lovely and reasonable . Not a rip off . The tour was very interesting and the amount of work that... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Wexford Ireland
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Wexford Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very accessable . Lovely site . Staff are knowledgeable and friendly . Cafe is lovely and reasonable . Not a rip off . The tour was very interesting and the amount of work that went into the boat is amazing

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful moving experience outlining and recreating the times of the famine in Ireland mid 1800's . Guide was Jason who made it so interesting for every one . We were in a group of about 20 and all seemed to enjoy if that is the word to use . So sad what happened . We had 2 grandchildren aged 9... More 

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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Dunbrody was a three-masted barque built in Quebec in 1845 by Thomas Hamilton Oliver for the Graves family, merchants from New Ross in Wexford. She operated primarily as a cargo vessel, carrying timber and guano to Ireland.

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Cobh, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lovely tour takes you back in time. I got the impression that the guides really loved what they are doing. really interesting to actually see a famine ship and what it must have been like to be there for weeks or even months. Very well done and an experience for kids as well.

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Ireland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

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 February 14, 2017 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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New Ross, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

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 February 13, 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017 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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Blackwater, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017

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

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