Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, New Ross

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Learn about life aboard a 1840s Irish emigrant vessel at Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience. Climb onto this replica ship, head to the quayside of New Ross, and see the departure exhibit, which takes your through a scene of famine emigration. Costumed performers bring the experience to life while you move through the tour that finishes at the Arrivals Hall. This exhibit outlines what it was like to arrive and begin a new life in North America; visitors of all ages will enjoy learning about the journey. Be sure to visit the site's Irish America Hall of Fame. Plan to see Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience and other attractions that appeal to you using our New Ross travel route planner.
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  • Very knowledgeable staff,, super friendly, lovely restaurant. We had a lovely time visiting this plac ed, highly recommend it.getting to see what it might have been like was humbling  more »
  • Really interesting tour, the ship itself looks amazing and true to life. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and the the lady playing the role of a passenger on the ship was brilliant, funny and...  more »
  • Crawling about this old ship might not be for everyone, but we brought pictures of ships our ancestors crossed the Atlantic on and this ship definitely brought their experience to life. Very...  more »
  • Is is part of our History. Very interesting and role playing very good. I loved the Hall of Fame and all the Kennedy History. Delighted to see Brendan Grace RIP in the Hall of Fame .
  • A taste of what the journey many thousands of migrants had to endure in the hope of s better life. Brought to life by a knowledgeable guide and character actors.
  • Excellent look at the history of the coffin ships. Well worth a visit if in the New Ross area
  • Go back in time 170 years. The ship is a replica built 30years ago. A well guided tour with actors and a knowledgeable guide who will answer your questions about how the people emigrated to America to escape the famine in Ireland. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience well worth a visit.
  • Excellent experience. Thought provoking. Well worth a visit.

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