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Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience

The Quay, New Ross, Ireland
+353 51 425 239
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A new appreciation for the experience of my Irish ancestors!

This replica Famine ship really brought home for me the experiences of my ancestors leaving Ireland... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kansas City, Missouri
An Experience not to be missed

What an eye opener to what our ancestors had to suffer to get away from a famine. The stress and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Patricia G
Naas, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

This replica Famine ship really brought home for me the experiences of my ancestors leaving Ireland for America. We skipped over most of the exhibits before and after the ship, but the guided tour of the ship itself was really informative. There is a film...More

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Reviewed yesterday

What an eye opener to what our ancestors had to suffer to get away from a famine. The stress and hardship suffered is very well depicted and should be visited in particular by school children. The tour guide was very good and the ladies from...More

Thank Patricia G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is truly something you should not miss, especially if you have any Irish heritage. This is a replica ship, but one that had been meticulously redone. They have costumed reenactors who tell the real stories of real passemgers. If you are unmoved after this,...More

Thank CathyC56
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is a replica of the type of ship that brought the Irish to America in the 1840s and a museum that details the history of the famine. There's a video at the end of the museum walk-through and I felt pretty well prepared...More

Thank hus4154
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very pleasant tour aboard Dunbrody today. It gave a good idea of the type of journey and the discomfort of the passengers aboard. It should be of interest to both Irish people and persons of Irish ancestry. Facilities at the site are...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were having a drive around some of southern Ireland and stop off to have a look at the ship but decided to wander in and join one of the tours, After a bit of a read we headed onto the ship where the information...More

Thank Moonstone2001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hate writing bad reviews but here goes. This place in my opinion is not worth the drive or the price of admission. The tour guides were not really interested in what they were saying and rushed through their presentation. I was really wanting to...More

Thank abcTexas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have any interest in researching Irish ancestors leaving Ireland, this appears to be a very good reproduction ship - circa 1849. It's truly amazing that folks survived the journey at all, travelling in these conditions! The tour of the ship lasts about an...More

Thank ParsonRussell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the Dunbrody Experience. The Irish famine is part of my heritage and it was interesting—and very sad—to see this ship and hear the stories from the actors. It gave an insight into what my ancestors had to experience and endure. It is well...More

Thank suzanneBradfordRi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful experience.Our guide was very informative and the actors made this even better.The on site restaurant is very good and reasonably priced.Well worth a visit.Would rated it five star if the on site toilets had have been clean and not not smelly.BJW259.

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February 17, 2017|
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Response from Roccowex | Reviewed this property |
Sorry guys - only seeing your question now - Bus Eirean Expressway bus would be a better option from Killarney to New Ross - the train journey is rather convoluted & would involve several changes. Walking to the Dunbrody... More
September 12, 2016|
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Response from Lorraine o | Reviewed this property |
Contact the SS Dunbrody attraction, they have a genealogy resources onsite, plus they hold passenger lists for many of the people that traveled from the port. They will also be able to put you in touch with local... More
August 3, 2016|
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Response from sweety1960 | Reviewed this property |
Yes I rang them that would be fine to bring dog