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“History brought to Life”

Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in New Ross
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

Fantastic replica of old Dunbrody Famine Ship, new state of the art visitor centre, really gives the impression of waiting to board would say an emotional experience, very well worth a visit

Thank MarionC774
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

so authentic view of what life was like for the emigrant . take care on the really narrow steps down in the boat

1  Thank Sunniva O
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

My boyfriend and I recently took the tour whilst on a trip to New Ross. Our tour guide Jason was amazing.We learned lots and had some great fun too. It was such a fantastic experience. A must see!

Thank Ciara R
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

This replica of an emigrant sailing ship from the 19th century is well worth a visit if you find yourself in this area of Co. Wexford or south Kilkenny. There is free parking across the road, which may change as there seems to be a lot of development there. The visit on-board the ship with its period paraphernalia and costumed staff provides a great opportunity to let your imagination take you back to this period. I cannot finish this review without mentioning the beautiful first floor restaurant at this reception area. It is very reasonably priced and with its glass walls, offers great views down on the ship and along the river Barrow. The restaurant also has an Irish Hall of Fame area. If you visit the ship, make sure to pop up stairs (or lift) to visit this restaurant. I think that it would qualify as an attraction in its self.
Just up the quay towards the bridge there is a fine statue to JFK and in the opposite direction is the enormous Ross Tapestry.

1  Thank wearb
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

We enjoyed our visit to the ship and liked the actor involvement as it brought the exerience to life. We thought it was very educational and found out a lot about the famine and how hazardous the journey to America was. We particularly liked the named tickets we were given on entry of some of the actual passengers who made the voyage and had fun looking for the names on the bunks. The visit takes about an hour and if you're in the area is a must do. Dont forget to ring the bell, which is the original and supposed to be lucky. There's a bit of building work going on around the ship at the moment and that does interfere with the view of the ship.

1  Thank bluemoon4
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