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Review of Kennedy Homestead

Kennedy Homestead
Ranked #3 of 20 things to do in New Ross
Certificate of Excellence
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Glad we popped in!”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

I can say in no uncertain terms that the best things are always found when your not expecting them and this can be said about the JFK Homestead. We picked up the signs after getting off the 5min Passage East ferry and it wasn't long till we were pulling into the small car park.

When we walked in the door we were charged a small admission fee and a very knowledgeable lady started six of us on a quick introduction of the small museum and a quick look at the family tree. I found the experience fascinating and to imagine that the great man's ancestors came from this small farming community is amazing. Then you watch video footage of him actually drinking a cup of tea and having a bit of cake in the yard and it is mind blowing. I really enjoyed the whole thing and there is definitely a point when your heart feels heavy for the Kennedy family over the years.

Visited July 2014
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“recent visit to wexford”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

the homestead has been updated and refurbished since our last visit a few years ago. it was very interesting and excellently laid out. well worth a visit

Visited July 2014
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Memphis, Tennessee
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143 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

On a recent trip through Ireland ,we stopped at the Kennedy Homestead.
The current owner(5th Generation Kennedy ?) conducted the tour.He was very good explaining the history of the family.
The Museum build by the Irish Government is stacked with actual memorabilia,including JFK's Rosary beads and CiC Dog-tags.
The remainder of the property is an working farm raising cattle.
Stop by,Time well spend!

Visited July 2014
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Wexford, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent attraction.”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

This place is well worth a visit, I loved the replica sitting room, They have some incredible momentos here including the Rosary beads he had in his pocket when he was shot and his dog tags, The staff were incredibly friendly. It was lovely to sit quietly outside and to imagine JFK himself being there.

Visited May 2014
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Miltown Malbay, Ireland
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“interesting little place”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

long really narrow roads to get there, be able to reverse long distances.... there is an information center there and lots of parking

Visited June 2014
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