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Address: The Quay, Ireland
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09:00 - 18:00
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John F. Kennedy Trust

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Have visited here on a previous occasion. Still well worth the return visit The role players give an insight regarding the attitude of the well off towards the poor. An exhibit... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2016
Bangor CoDown
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Bangor CoDown
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136 reviews
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Reviewed 3 July 2016

Have visited here on a previous occasion. Still well worth the return visit The role players give an insight regarding the attitude of the well off towards the poor. An exhibit like this puts everything in perspective, as there are so many people over the world on the move, in the hope of making a better life for themselves and... More 

Thank Amac65
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

It was fun to go aboard and be able to tour the ship. Very sad and moving to hear the tale of the potato famine and the immigrants stories. The Immigrant flame meant a lot to my husband and I as we are both immigrants to Canada. Well worth a visit.

Thank kazzaCalgary
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Really showed what life was like back then. Very realistic and well put together. No hurry during visit.

Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Impressive! A wide selection of trees and a nice design! The walk is about an hour but very relaxing!. The visitor centre is also very well done!

Thank RoxanaCernat
Kilkenny, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2013

The ships great byt the Cafe's lovely too, I'm local and often spend an hour there in company or just looking out over the river and the new Ross quay which the council have done a fab job on.

1 Thank Hugh B
Youghal, Ireland
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154 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2012

The video presentation is quite good at the beginning.The actors on board are well versed.They never seem to age,and the woman with the baby has stayed very youthful despite the conditions encountered on such a perilous journey.The ship itself is a credit to her builders,and it is somewhat sad to see her on permanent display here.I hope that in the... More 

1 Thank Liam p
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2012

A visit to this replica of the emigrant ship Dunbrody is well worth a visit. The ship was made locally and has actors on board to re-enact life aboard. It is particularly interesting for children. The cafe is excellent but the shop is dire. Full of tat and no local crafts.

Thank anniemike9
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

We found this site very interesting. We traveled a long country road out of town in order to get there. The estate was a lot smaller than we expected. First we saw a movie which was very good. Then, one of the Kennedy descendants led our tour to a small warehouse filled with memorabilia from the time JFK's grandfather and... More 

Thank Lewolf
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 3 September 2011

This attraction takes you back in time to really feel what our ancestors when thru to migrate to America. The new centre is excellent. It gives you a great sense of what you are about to experience, the background if you will. The animation with real people in costume is superbly done and the kids on the tour were really... More 

2 Thank winequaffer
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2011

I visited in July 2011 after the relaunch of the attraction with enhanced visitor facilities. I and my 2 sons 7 and 5 were very impressed. At reception you are given your entrance tickets which bear the name (all different ) of actual emigrants who sailed on the Dunbrody. You then go to a waiting area and view the exhibition... More 

2 Thank keadm

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