Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience
The Dunbrody Famine Ship is one of the premier tourist attractions in the South East of Ireland. Centred on an authentic reproduction of an 1840’s emigrant vessel, it provides a world-class interpretation of the famine emigrant experience.
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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.

Designated Heritage Island Premiere Attraction and Winner of the Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice award.

Santa is coming to The Dunbrody! Santa and his helpers are returning with the Santa Wonderland Experience from Saturday December 2nd and will be here on selected days throughout the run-up to Christmas. Book early to avoid disappointment. 

Step Back in Time

The Dunbrody Famine Ship Journey

The Dunbrody Virtual Tour

Perfect Location

The Dunbrody Famine Ship is moored at the quayside in the town of New Ross, in County Wexford. New Ross is centrally located in the Historic and Scenic southeast region of Ireland. With excellent road links, New Ross is a perfect addition to any tourist’s itinerary. With literally dozens of attractions and activities in the surrounding area, New Ross is ideal for a brief stop, a day trip, or even a week-long stay.

Shop & Eat

The Captain’s Table Restaurant

Take a break at our Captain’s Table Restaurant, a unique dining experience looking out over the River Barrow and only a minute’s walk from the centre of New Ross.

Sip on a Blue Butterfly Barista-grade coffee and a homemade scone or have something from our Lite Bites menu while looking down over the bustling quayside.

Our on-site shop stocks a wide variety of Irish heritage books, products and souvenirs of your visit to the Dunbrody Famine Ship.

Support Us

The Dunbrody’ provides a unique insight into the bravery and fortitude with which Irish people faced up to a desperate situation. As we embark on an exciting new expansion of the Visitor Experience in New Ross and the regeneration of our town through the development of a major tourism project, we are offering sponsorship opportunities and seeking support in raising funds to meet our funding requirements to ensure the delivery of this new and exciting tourism project for the South East.

The Emigrant Flame

The Emigrant Flame burns permanently to remember all emigrants throughout the world.

The journey of the Flame symbolically fulfilled President Kennedys promise “to return to Ireland in the springtime”.

The flame stands beside the Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience on the quayside in New Ross.

John F. Kennedy Arboretum

The tranquil Arboretum is dedicated to the memory of U.S President John F. Kennedy and stretches across 623 acres and contains 4,500 types of trees and shrubs, some of which are very rare.

The park is situated 12 km from New Ross town and features woodland walks, a playground, lake, visitors centre and tearooms.

Sister Destinations

Savannah, Georgia, boasts a rich tapestry of attractions blending history, culture and Southern charm. Visitors can explore Forsyth Park's iconic fountain, wander through the cobblestone streets of the Historic Landmark District, or delve into the city's maritime heritage at the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum.

Notably, Savannah shares a profound historical connection with Wexford, Ireland, dating back to the 18th century. Many Irish immigrants, including those from Wexford, settled in Savannah, contributing significantly to its cultural fabric.

This shared heritage is commemorated through various cultural experiences, festivals, and sister city initiatives, highlighting the enduring bond between these two communities across the Atlantic. Find out more here