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Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience

The Quay, New Ross, Ireland
+353 51 425 239
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If you're an Irish-American, you should see this.

The place is a replica of the type of ship that brought the Irish to America in the 1840s and a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
North Hills, Pennsylvania
Very pleasant tour!

We had a very pleasant tour aboard Dunbrody today. It gave a good idea of the type of journey and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Paul H
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The Quay, New Ross, Ireland
+353 51 425 239
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Reviewed 3 days 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 5 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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.

Thank Brian W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was very moved by how the Irish survived their trip to the new world and those who didn't make it because of illness. It was very informative and a sad reality of those times of the famine in Ireland and how it affected families.

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called in here at randomnon a trip from Wexford to Kilkenny and glad we did. The tour takes you through the lives of those fleeing the potato famine for the USA and tries to give you a feel for what they went through which...More

Thank stuy54
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a guided tour ang video of the history of the ship and the hardships of the people traveling on it to New York , the conditions they had to put up with , not good ang the room they each had , no...More

Thank PatrickP383
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18 February 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
12 September 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
3 August 2016|
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Response from sweety1960 | Reviewed this property |
Yes I rang them that would be fine to bring dog