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Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience

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Address: The Quay, New Ross, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 51 425 239
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Any North American, when visiting the Dunbrody, will have a "eureka!" moment as you realize what our ancestors faced simply to start their new lives in Canada or the United... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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New Hamburg, Ontario
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New Hamburg, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Any North American, when visiting the Dunbrody, will have a "eureka!" moment as you realize what our ancestors faced simply to start their new lives in Canada or the United States. This is a wonderful site, very much worth a visit; the staff are excellent, the ship convincing, the emotions quite raw at times. A must-see.

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour of the Famine Ship really gives you an insight into the history of Ireland. Actors portray different characters on the ship and they do a very good job. You really learn about the emigration of so many of the Irish people and what led to their desperation to travel to the New World.

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New Ross, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Dunbrody is well worth a visit. I live a couple of miles away & had never been. I had some friends over from Texas so I took them. The tour is fantastic, not to be missed

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New Ross, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This visitor centre is located on the N25 in the town of New Ross and on the banks of the river Barrow. The centre itself includes an excellent restaurant and coffee shop as well as a well stocked gift shop but the centerpiece of the exhibition is the Dunbrody - a three masted sailing ship, a replica of the type... More 

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Albury, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth doing. Well organised. Interesting. Provides a very good idea of what it was like for Irish people emigrating due to the potato famine.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This attraction is surprisingly good. Was expecting it to be too touristy but the subject matter is treated well and the actors who do the tours are knowledgeable about and respectful of the history. The tour is brought to life by them giving their stories and by contributions from other visitors. You are given a character on your ticket and... More 

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Drogheda, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff , one man and two women , really bring the Dunbrody Experience alive.The tour guide was fun and really got the children's attention and held onto it.After a 20 minute history of the ship, the two women acted as passengers and again made it fun and informative.We were then left to explore the cabins ourselves.It appeals to all... More 

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Belfast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had great tour by Jason over Halloween week, v interesting even the kids aged 7-9 were enthralled, lots of information about the famine and how it affected the various classes of people in Ireland and how some were compelled to emigrate, never to return. Brought it all to reality, esp the role play between the first class and steerage passengers.... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

the staff here are excellent. they put on a really good show. the actors are class and the history is inspiring and horrific

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Our CIE tour took us to New Ross, County Wexford to have a tour of the Dunbrody Famine Ship. We were shown a video first then got on the ship. Everyone was given a character who was on the ship heading to New York in March of 1849. Most passengers were steerage where 4-10 people shared a very small bunk... More 

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