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Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience

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Address: The Quay, New Ross, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 (0)51 425239
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It was a frightening realisation that all the romantic notions I had about Irish peoples travels to the new world were so much nonsense. Cooped up in shelves for a month or two... read more

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Cork Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a frightening realisation that all the romantic notions I had about Irish peoples travels to the new world were so much nonsense. Cooped up in shelves for a month or two with half an hour daylight a day, on deck to slop out, meant that they arrived in the U.S stinking, hungry, raggedy and sick. The replica ship... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Family over from England they really enjoyed the whole thing the boat lovely coffee and really friendly staff another great day

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Carlow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was so brilliant we have been twice to see it. Everything about the ship looks and feels authentic. It is a trip back in time to sheer human suffering sadness and sickness which is palpable. Amazing !!

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Thank sandra k
Whitland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As an Englishman this visit helped me realise what the Irish went through over a couple of hundred years or so. This replica of the emigrant ship is very good. The guide was informative, sometimes serious because of the suffering all those years ago and often humerous too. Topped off below decks by two actresses portraying women of the era... More 

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

Informative and interesting for all ages. Enough for children not to get bored and the tour guides involved them in the story.

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Thank Joan B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great tour of the replica of the Dunbrody Famine ship. Our guide was great and energetic. The tour was great an excellent way to see how some escaped the famine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The museum and ship tours are great. Very detailed in an easy to understand way, especially for children. Live actors on the ship were great.The gift shop is also very nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Family visit to the Dunbrody Famine Ship. Had an excellent guide and the actors did bring the whole experience to life. Telling the poignant story with an element of humour and some of it black! The stuck up first class passenger really played a blinder dubbing the punters as steerage passengers - hence she addressed my daughter as a 'smelly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you come to New Ross come here. Learned loads and had the craic too. Shout out to Jason and the scary women in the black cape.

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Thank Tadgh M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great interesting visit to an old famine ship. Some history and great photo opportunities. Lovely cafe and shop attached while you wait.

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