On the 22nd June 2013, the Kennedy Homestead in Dunganstown, New Ross, Co. Wexford was officially opened by Caroline Kennedy and Taoiseach Enda Kenny. The iconic occasion coincided with the JFK50 celebrations which took place throughout the month of June to mark the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedys visit to Ireland in 1963.
The Kennedy Homestead Visitor Centre is situated beside the original farmhouse at Dunganstown where President John F. Kennedys great grandfather was born and lived, before he emigrated to the United Sates from the Quayside of New Ross in 1848. The Homestead celebrates the story of five generations of the Kennedy dynasty, and is still today farmed by his descendants, Patrick Grennan and family.
The Kennedy family legacy is an integral part of daily life in Co. Wexford. Facilities at the Homestead include a unique collection of Kennedy memorabilia, audio-visual displays, a souvenir shop, picnic area, wheelchair access and extensive car and coach parking facilities. Both the Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience and the Kennedy Homestead are run by the
John F. Kennedy Trust and a joint ticket option is available to visitors.
Read more about the Kennedy Homestead here: www.kennedyhomestead.ie