The Maiden Voyages

Waterford Tall Ships Festival 2005:

In the summer of 2005 the Tall Ships Race visited Waterford for the first time. The Dunbody was proud to take a prominent part in the festivities. Leaving New Ross for the first time, she made the short trip down the Barrow to Waterford. In the weeks leading up to the festival she made numerous coastal day trips, carrying as many as fifty lucky passengers at a time.

During the festival itself she was moored beside Rice Bridge. The festival culminated in a spectacular ‘Parade of Sail’, led out by The Dunbrody along with the Jeannie Johnston and the Asgard II.


Maiden International Voyage 2006:

In June 2006, the Dunbrody made her maiden international voyage. This was a three-day journey to the port of Milford Haven in Wales. Twenty-five passengers joined fifteen-person professional crew on this once in a lifetime trip.
Since 2006 the Dunbrody has not sailed and will be moored at the Quay in New Ross for the foreseeable future.

Visit the Dunbrody Famine Ship in New Ross, Co. Wexford

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.