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Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience

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Address: The Quay, New Ross, Ireland
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+353 51 425 239
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00

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Very interesting interactive attraction.

We visited here with my Mother last week. It was very interesting and the team will brought the experience of boarding and being on the famine ship alive. It was interesting to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here with my Mother last week. It was very interesting and the team will brought the experience of boarding and being on the famine ship alive. It was interesting to see all the famous Irish Americans also. I would highlight recommend a visit. Good cafe also and Superb views over the river

Thank helenbbyrne
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great trip and very enjoyable. Very interesting and the kids loved it. Would definitely recommend a visit

Thank Deirdre K
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic lunch in the restaurant. Kevin Atkinson ensured our dining experience was first class. Speedy service, plenty of wholesome food and excellent value for money - will certainly return.

Thank EEdancingqueen
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The story of the Dunbrody is absolutely fascinating. The tour guide was very knowledgeable however didn't show much personality. This isn't suitable for anyone with mobility issues as you have to go backwards down very steep stairs. When you are below deck if you have any chest problems the dampness and smell could affect you. However the stories from the... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must stop for any visitors or locals alike. Excellent service, great coffee (free refills!) tasty breakfasts & easy parking and access.

Thank Linda R
Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour guides are very enthusiastic and knowledgeable, with some dressing up to interact with the tour group. The ship itself is a marvel. The café has fantastic views and the food is really good. We planned out our day so we’d eat lunch in the café and we were all very happy we did.

Thank Cha_mur
Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a interesting tour. Bringing young children (3 years old) wasn't the best idea- but there was no charge for children under 4. The tour took probably around a half an hour. We had coffee and scones in the visitor centre which was nice.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to see a part of Irish-American history, this is the place to visit. We were there on a CIE Tour.

Thank Retired120
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The first time I went to new Ross there wasn't enough time to visit the Dunbrody but just looking at it and thinking about the famine and its impact was sobering. This time around we 'did' the famine ship experience...beautifully communicated by dedicated folk ...the statistics stopped you in your tracks each number of these a person ..an eerie experience... More 

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County Meath, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Part of our social outing was a visit to the Drumbrody Famine ship, where our guide did his best to lighten the mood of a wet day! It was a worthwhile visit and certainly gave us "first hand" experience of the famine times in Ireland. Thank you also to the two "actresses" who played the role of two different women... More 

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