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Kennedy Homestead

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A must see for history fans

If you’re a fan of history, especially the Kennedy’s, this stop in scenic New Ross is a must. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Yucaipa, California
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Poignant and nostalgic!

We spent a lovely morning with Mary,our guide to this wonderful location. If you have any interest... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2018
Kildare, Ireland
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Dunganstown, New Ross, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re a fan of history, especially the Kennedy’s, this stop in scenic New Ross is a must. The Kennedy Homestead isn’t huge or majestic since it pre-dated their wealth in America, but it is informative about the struggles that pre-dated their voyage and success....More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

We spent a lovely morning with Mary,our guide to this wonderful location. If you have any interest in American and Irish history ,this place is not to be missed! Mary gave us a nostalgic tour of the excellent Interpreter Centre and we were allowed to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JOeMcB_13
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Intimate insight into the history of the Kennedys. Brilliant tour guide and a very touching story. We were very much surprised and moved by this experience. If you have the slightest interest in JFK just go and see it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SandorT M
Reviewed 15 October 2018

I absolutely loved this place. The small museum has excellent video, and a broad range of artifacts. I was pleasantly surprised. being a history nerd, I was hooked into this place. Patrick gives an excellent tour and explanation of the artifacts and the Kennedy family....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Howard M
Reviewed 15 October 2018

The very modern visitor centre details the history of the Kennedy family from when JFK's great grandfather emigrated to USA. Unfortunately most of the exhibits are replicas but JFK's dog tags and rosary beads (in his pocket when he was shot) are original. The external...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barry C
Reviewed 12 September 2018

This facility is mindblowing .Whether you were born in the last century or in this one there's lots to astound you.The visit of J.F.Kennedy is central to the display yet one will be very interested in the era of the cool sixties.All displays are presented...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank johnnie145
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Firstly do not let the really bad roads leading to to here put you off as it is well worth the visit .. steeped in Kennedy history from Joe to John and a glimpse of the visit in 60's just before his death .. a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank terryleigh
Reviewed 27 July 2018

a must see if you like history, great information, very well maintained and even with only a passing interest i found i wanted to know more.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 21 July 2018

Could not recommend this attraction enough! The staff were excellent!! We found it very educational and fascinating. The USA contingent would enjoy this a lot for sure. There are lots of photographs and historical artefacts and letters which people who are interested in history would...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank travellingtouris2018
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Family went to the homestead. Our tour guide was lovely. Well laid out displays. Loved how they made a replica of the sitting room. Kids enjoyed learning about the Kennedy 's. It was sad though at the same time looking at the tragedy that came...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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25 February 2018|
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Response from kingdomDublin | Reviewed this property |
i would imagine its a no. Its a working farm with its own dogs so i don't imagine the family who's land the attraction is on would want dogs.
3 August 2017|
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Response from GPhillipsMBE | Reviewed this property |
1 hour as it is so small. But if you don't go you won't have missed much.