The Departure

Dunbrody Famine Ship

Stepping back in time, you will make your way towards the Quay in New Ross circa 1849. Approaching the ‘William Graves & Son’ ticket office, our visual presentations will set the scene of a country in crisis. With potato crops failing and food prices soaring, more than a million people are forced to leave their homes for an uncertain future abroad.
As you await your departure you will overhear the conversations of fellow emigrants: a couple quarreling over what to pack, a young man reading aloud a letter from his brother in Detroit.

Before boarding, our audio-visual will further dramatise the plight of these brave and desperate travelers.

The Dunbrody Famine Ship is currently in dry dock for scheduled maintenance works with an expected return date of late July 2021.

The Captains Table Restaurant at the Dunbrody Visitor Centre is currently opened for outdoor dining and our sister attraction the Kennedy Homestead is opened to visitors 7 days a week from 9:30am-5:30pm. Looking forward to welcoming visitors aboard the Dunbrody later in the Summer, stay tuned to our social media platforms for updates.