Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience
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South Quay, New Ross, Wexford, Republic of Ireland
The Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience is one of the premier tourist attractions in the south east of Ireland. Centered on an authentic reproduction of an 1840’s emigrant vessel, it provides a world class interpretation of the famine emigrant experience.
There are some tourist attractions that can't be missed and The Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience at New Ross, Co Wexford is one of them. The Dunbrody Famine Ship & Irish Emigrant Experience Visitor is the perfectly placed stop on any tour of the south east of Ireland. This ship is an authentic reproduction of an 1840’s emigrant vessel, it provides a world class interpretation of the famine emigrant experience.
As well as the ship’s tour, the Dunbrody Visitor Centre houses a charming river view 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. For more details, facilities, etc, please see website. Incorporating guided tour, costumed performers and themed exhibitions of the highest quality, The Dunbrody provides a unique insight into the bravery and fortitude with which Irish people faced up to a desperate situation.
The newly developed quayside was framed on both ends by public art and sculpture. The John F. Kennedy memorial wall and statue was erected to the north and the spectacular ‘Emigrant Flame’, ( the only flame to be taken from JFK’s grave at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia) is housed in a metal globe, placed centrally in a black granite memorial wall was positioned to the south.