Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience

Opening Hours: Open 7 days a week from 9am - 6pm. Last tour at 4pm.

Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience & Restaurant

New Ross, Co. Wexford


Dunbrody Famine Ship, Experience & Restaurant opens its doors again after a 5-month restoration of the historic ship that anchors place in the waters surrounding the establishment in New Ross.


The Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience is a spectacular feature of the New Ross quayside. There are some tourist attractions that cant be missed and The Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience In New Ross, Co. Wexford is one of them. The Dunbrody Famine Ship & Irish Emigrant Experience visitor centre is the perfect 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.


Moored on the bank of the River Barrow this award winning and world unique tourist attraction allows visitors to take a trip with a difference by travelling in time. From the moment of departing on a tour, the visitor is transported back to the 1840s and given a personal sense of the sadness and excitement felt by the famine emigrants setting sail for a new life and leaving behind poverty and despair.


Explore the spectacular Dunbrody Famine Ship above and below deck, step back in time as costumed performers set the scene for a journey that transformed the lives of thousands and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of a real life famine ship.


As well as the ship’s tour, the Dunbrody Visitor Centre houses a charming river-view restaurant 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.


The guided tour of the ship features costumed performers and themed exhibitions of the highest quality and provides a unique insight into the bravery and fortitude with which Irish people faced up to a desperate situation.


Stroll along the newly developed quayside featuring public art and sculptures, incorporating The John F. Kennedy memorial wall and statue and the spectacular Emigrant Flame, which was lit from JFK’S grave at Arlington National Cemetary.


The Dunbrody Famine Ship is just a 25 minute drive from Waterford City and is less than 45 minutes from Kilkenny City.

Three Sisters 2020




  • Assistance Dog
  • Guided Tours
  • Induction Loop
  • Member of Wexford Heritage Trail
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • WIFI
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