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Dunbrody Famine Ship

Category: Families, Rainy Day, Culture, Entertainment, Sightseeing

Type: Museums & Galleries, Visitor Centres, Tours, General Attractions

South Quay
New Ross
Co Wexford
Tel: +353 51 425 239

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Follow in the footsteps of a group of Famine emigrants as you board the Dunbrody

Dunbrody Famine Ship

Visitors to New Ross, County Wexford will immediately be drawn to the magnificent sight of the masts and rigging of the historic emigrant ship Dunbrody towering over the quayside. It's a full scale replica of the original ship which was built in 1845 for the Graves family of New Ross and which carried thousands of emigrants from Ireland to North America over a period of thirty years, trading extensively all over the world.

Follow in the footsteps of a group of Famine emigrants as you board the Dunbrody. A ticket is issued as if it were 1849, and this ticket allocates your space and food rations for the voyage ahead. You will explore the ship, fitted out exactly as it would be for a voyage. You will encounter actors, playing the role of emigrants, in their cramped quarters with their meagre possessions, fleeing as they are a worse catastrophe. They will tell you their harrowing stories of being forced to emigrate.

A member of the crew will tell you the story of other voyages and all about life on board a sailing ship.

Opening Time:

Open daily 9am to 6pm. Last tour 5pm

Admission Charge:

Adult €8.50; Student/Child €5; OAP €7; Family (2 adults & 3 children) €20
Dunbrody Famine Ship - New Ross County Wexford Ireland
Dunbrody Famine Ship - New Ross County Wexford Ireland
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On the quays in the centre of New Ross

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