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Kennedy Homestead

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Address: Dunganstown, New Ross, Ireland
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+353 51 388 264

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Follow in the footsteps of JFK

This visitor centre, located close to New Ross is the ancestral home of JFK. He visited here in 1963 during his trip to Ireland. The Homestead tour includes a number of... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
New Ross, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We missed the signpost to get to the centre, when we was on the correct road it was very narrow. However when you find the centre it is well worth the journey. The centre is small and probably takes no more than an hour to get round but it is absolutely fascinating! Our tour guide Jim was so knowledgeable and... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Kennedy Homestead was well worth the visit! It is in a beautiful area of the countryside and the exhibit was very captivating. The tour guide, Mary, was very knowledgeable and welcoming and really tried to make our time there enjoyable. Would highly recommend visiting the Kennedy Homestead!

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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the Kennedy homestead today. What a joy. Excellent visitor experience. Mary was very knowledgeable and spent time explaining the Kennedy family tree. Mary is certainly a gem at the Kennedy Homestead.

1 Thank EE S
Cologne, Germany
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

We were here a few years before the visitor centre was built and was interesting but now it is on a whole new level and you can really immerse yourself in the Kennedy history . We brought 2 grandchildren aged 9 and 7 and they loved it .

1 Thank Interrailler
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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

My wife just finished a book on kick kennedy so when she saw this place online she insisted we went. I'm delighted we did. Very interesting look at the kennedy family tree and their origins. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and made the tour for us! I still can't get over the fact that they have the roseary beads that... More 

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Reviewed 19 December 2016

We really enjoyed our visit to the Centre. It was very informative and entertaining and well laid out for the visitors. We had visited here many years ago in the '70's and all that was to be seen then was the cottage. Now with the new Visitor's centre built with it's large windows and technology........it's a lovely experience, and a... More 

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Reviewed 17 November 2016

We found this well worth a visit. The staff are very well informed and take pride in their knowledge. The homestead itself is extremely well kept and immaculately clean. The tour is excellent and a lovely piece of Irish history.

1 Thank Leo D
New Ross, Ireland
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

This visitor centre, located close to New Ross is the ancestral home of JFK. He visited here in 1963 during his trip to Ireland. The Homestead tour includes a number of interactive exhibits which tell the story of the Kennedy family and in particular JFK himself. There are a lot of photos and memorabilia. There is also a small coffee... More 

1 Thank PJBWexford_Ireland
Albury, Australia
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

We found this very worthwhile. there is an excellent visitor centre and Mary gave us an excellent run-down prior to us starting.

1 Thank PamAlbury
Drogheda, Ireland
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

This is set in a rural part of co.Wexford and is fairly easy to find. The guide who introduced us to the museum, was very passionate about its history.I enjoyed reading all about the history of the Kennedy family and looking at the photographs and memorabilia .You can't actually enter the farmhouse as his ancestors still live in it but... More 

1 Thank Helen M

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