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“Excellent - well worth a visit”
Review of Kennedy Homestead

Kennedy Homestead
Ranked #4 of 20 things to do in New Ross
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

Really enjoyable visit today. Great amount of history here - well laid out. Some very interesting pieces on display and great to set foot in the courtyard which hosted a tea party for JFK in 1963. Definately include a visit here if you are in or passing through the area!

Thank LostLittleGirlx
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

All of us in the visiting party were taken aback by this beautiful place. The introduction by a relation of the past President really set the scene. To see where JFK had walked, drank tea etc, really brought back memories. Highly recommended to visit.

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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.

Thank BillyDixon
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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

Thank colin b
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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!

Thank Kapitaenleutnant
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