Dunbrody Famine Ship
The Dunbrody is an exact replica of the original ship built in 1845.
This impressive barque carried thousands of Irish people from the desperation of the Great Famine in Ireland to America, the land that offered them hope of a better life.
Located alongside the New Ross docks, the Dunbrody famine ship is a full scale reconstruction of a 19th Century famine ship and authentic replica of the three masted barque built in Quebec in 1845 for the Graves family of New Ross.
- Board the Dunbrody and walk in the footsteps of a group of Irish famine emigrants on their journey of hope across the Atlantic Ocean.
- Go below deck and enter the confined spaces, which would be home for passengers and crew for the forty five day voyage.
- Descend in to the cargo hold, where the exhibition describes the endurance, struggle and triumph over adversity of those 19th Century emigrants as epitomised by the story of the most famous emigrant sons of New Ross, President John F. Kennedy.
- A computer database of ship’s passengers records list over two million individual passages, while audio visual and interactive displays trace the amazing success stories of the Kennedy’s, Commodore John Barry, Henry Ford, Eugene O’Neill and many others.
The Dunbrody Famine Ship has 10 years experience catering to the needs of school tours.
We provide an educational and entertaining tour that actively engages young people in a critically important era of Irish History.
Our varied, and engaging tour lasts approximately 1 hour.
School groups receive our very best discount admission rate. We also provide a teacher’s information pack and a student activity sheet, for use in the classroom.