Dunbrody Famine Ship in New Ross

Are you looking for something interesting to do on your next day off? If you love history, make sure to visit the Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience in Co Wexford. The ship aims to provide the most authentic famine emigrant experience in Ireland, through guided tours and costumed guides which attempt to take you back in time and in the shoes of an emigrant ready to depart the island.

Where can I find the Dunbrody Famine Ship?

The ship is moored at the quayside in the town of New Ross in Co Wexford, which is easily accessed from Dublin and the rest of the country.

The original ship is steeped in history, being built in Canada and bought by an Irish Emigrant from Co Derry. The ship was first captained by John Baldwin, who sailed from 1845 to 1848, for most of the famine era in Ireland. With this, he helped transport thousands of Irish emigrants to North America in these years. This is one of the most interesting days out in the South East of the country, perfect for families and history lovers alike. So, what are you waiting for? Make the most of your next day out and visit the famous Dunbrody Famine Ship!

  • Guided tours.
  • Cafe/Restaurant on the top deck.
  • Open 9 am to 5 pm, October to March.
  • Open 9 am to 6 pm, April to September.
  • Adult admission is €12.

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