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Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience

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Address: The Quay, New Ross, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 (0)51 425239
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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During our visit to this attraction we learnt a lot about the Irish famine. There was so much to take in a great pity there was no guide book. The tour guide was very well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

During our visit to this attraction we learnt a lot about the Irish famine. There was so much to take in a great pity there was no guide book. The tour guide was very well informed and the two actresses on lower decks bought the story to life.

Thank MFD1402
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This tour is a must for anyone with immigrants from Ireland. The guide was very engaging and good at including all on the tour. The two female actors were excellent and added so much to the story.

Thank Kim O
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The ship is a replica but the bell was saved from the original ship. Eternal flame was lit from the JFK flame. Exhibits are OK but the ship itself is perfect and the guide made is so much better. Attendants here have multiple tasks and work hard to make this so worthwhile. Well done.

Thank TAMAN1951
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What an enjoyable experience! They have done an excellent job at this interactive experience of a famine ship. The ship itself is amazingly restored and actors do a fantastic job of portraying the different levels of passengers on these ships. In addition, there is a small museum you may walk through before and after the tour of the ship. We... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Never knew to much about the potato famine so this visit was very informative. To think families subjected themselves to these miserable conditions in order to leave their home in Ireland to enjoy the unknown freedom of a new land. The tour guide and the women living the role of the poor and elite were very informative and believable. Enjoyed... More 

Thank HEH352
Stock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I found the Dunbrody famine ship very informative and enhanced my knowledge of Irish history. The idea of having two costumed guides who interacted with the visitors was particularly good. It something worth seeing.

Thank charlesetphillips
Lake Orion, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The story of the Potato Famine is one that cannot be forgotten. Families became separated as many migrated to America and millions of people died from starvation and disease. The Dunbrody experience allows you to step aboard a replica of one the ships with human cargo. It is difficult to imagine an eight week ocean passage, but some acting scenarios... More 

Thank Deborah W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic afternoon visiting this beautiful ship. We had our visit made so much better by our male guide who really put the emigration history out there. Then we had 2 ladies who told us in tragic details how they travelled. Either down Below or above stairs. Don't miss this treat in your visit

Thank Judy N
Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Today was my third visit to The Dunbrody Famine Ship and I enjoyed it immensely yet again. We had a Swiss visitor with us and she was enthralled with the whole experience. Mark our guide was excellent as were Mrs. White and Mrs. O'Brien the two lady passengers . The entire tour took an hour from start to finish. It... More 

Thank Celia H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We parked beside the ship and were able to join a tour straight away. Calum was our guide and he was very informative and friendly. The conditions on the ship were explained in all their gory details and we also heard from two of the passengers (in costume). At the end our guide compared the emigration with its dangers with... More 

Thank Lynn H

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