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.

Dunbrody Famine Ship

New Ross
Ireland
Y34A786
Phone: +353 (0)51 425239
Email: [email protected]

Add this activity to your list

Click 'Stack' - to bookmark things you would like to do


Reviews

Be one of the first to add a review!

Please register or log in

Your email will never be passed on to anyone else and helps us validate reviews - many thanks!

Things to do nearby

0 miles

Visit the Ros Tapestry in Wexford

The Ros Tapestry is a unique project that has been ongoing in the South East of Ireland since 1998 and has involved over 150 stitchers working on 15 very large tapestries for a permanent exhibition in ...
11 miles

Explore Viking Waterford at Reginald’s Tower in Waterford City

Calling all history lovers! Are you looking for something unforgettable to do on your next day off? Or do you just love exploring old historic buildings? Either way, make sure you visit Reginald’s Tower in Waterford ...
11 miles

Visit Waterford Treasures: Reginald’s Tower in Munster

Reginald’s Tower is Waterford’s landmark monument and Ireland’s oldest civic building. It has been in continuous use for over 800 years.  The first tower on the site was built by Vikings after 914 and formed the ...
11 miles

Visit the Waterford Treasures: Irish Museum of Time in Munster

Ireland’s National Horological Museum features the oldest Irish-made grandfather clocks, table clocks and watches in the world and celebrates the incredible skills of the virtuoso craftsmen who, since the seventeenth century, created timepieces of remarkable beauty ...
11 miles

Visit the Virtual Reality Viking Experience in Waterford

The World’s First Viking 3D Virtual Reality Adventure, set in a replica Viking house in the centre of the Viking Triangle. Everyone can experience the world of Vikings in virtual reality. The king of the Viking’s ...
11 miles

Medieval Museum in Waterford

Waterford City was originally the site of a Viking settlement, dating back to around 850AD. Since then the area has had a long and deeply interesting history. Learn all about the fascinating medieval era in the ...
11 miles

Visit the Waterford Treasures: Irish Silver Museum in Munster

Step into the opulence of our ostentatious past at the Museum of Irish silver and see the story of Ireland told through the medium of this precious metal today. The first part of the museum takes ...
11 miles

Explore the Amazing Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum in the Viking Triangle

Calling all history lovers! Are you looking for something interesting to do on your next day off? Or do you just love to explore museums? Either way, we have the perfect place for you to visit ...
11 miles

Visit Waterford Treasures: Medieval Museum in Munster

The magnificent curved façade of the warm butter-coloured stone building draws in the visitor.  The eye-catching giant sculpture on the gable was inspired by a tiny 13th century belt mount found in Waterford.  It is Ireland’s ...
11 miles

Take the Waterford Beer Tour Around the Viking Triangle

Calling all lovers of beer and tours! Are you looking for something interesting to do on your next day off? Or do you just love exploring local areas in detail? Either way, we have the perfect ...
11 miles

Enjoy the Performing Arts at the Theatre Royal in Waterford City

Calling all lovers of the arts! Are you looking for something interesting to do on your next day off? If so, make sure to visit the famous Theatre Royal in Waterford, on your next day off! ...
11 miles

Crystal Makers Factory Tour in Waterford

Learn how the finest glass crystal is made at the House of Waterford Crystal in County Waterford! From mould making to sculpting and engraving, you will see the whole process from the raw materials to the ...