Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience
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South Quay, New Ross, Wexford,
Ms Carmel Delaney
The Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience is a popular historical attraction in New Ross, Wexford. Centred on an authentic reproduction of an 1840s emigrant vessel, the attraction provides a fascinating interpretation of the famine emigrant experience.
The Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience features an authentic reproduction of an 1840s emigrant vessel, alongside a popular interpretation of the Irish famine emigrant experience.
Located at New Ross, County Wexford, the Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience is an essential stop on any tour of the south east region of Ireland. Follow the footsteps of the those who left during the Great Famine with an interactive tour that takes you through the fateful journey made by so many Irish people.
Featuring a guided tour, costumed performers and themed exhibitions, the Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience provides an insight into this significant period in history—one that shaped the Irish culture forever.
Alongside the tour of the ship, the Dunbrody Visitor Centre houses a riverside café and the Irish America Hall of Fame. The hall of fame commemorates the critical contribution made by Irish men and women to U.S history, as well as acknowledging the continuing contribution of contemporary Irish Americans. Each year the hall of fame inducts new members, most recently Donald Keough, Michael Flatley and Maureen O’Hara.
Near the Dunbrody Visitor Centre, New Ross’ newly developed quayside is framed on both ends by public art and sculpture. The John F. Kennedy memorial wall and statue was erected to the north, while the spectacular Emigrant Flame is housed in a metal globe.
Visit the Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience to immerse yourself in all aspects of Irish culture and history.