The Dunbrody Famine Ship a superb life-size replica of a ship used by Irish emigrants to flee the country for the United States. Located in New Ross, County Wexford, Ireland, the ship is a sort of floating museum, which traces the period of the Great Famine, as well as the mass exodus of people to the New World…
The Dunbrody Famine Ship is similar to the Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship & Famine Museum, another replica of a 19th century ship, based in the heart of Dublin’s docks. Considered a New Ross landmark attraction, the ship takes you on a journey into the heart of Irish history, evoking the cruel ravages of the Great Famine, the prevailing poverty, and the desire of the Irish to escape to the United States, embarking on a terrible journey.
On the programme are exhibitions and guided tours in the heart of the ship, reconstructions and performances in period costume. There is plenty to enjoy while learning and discovering the maritime history of the Irish emigrants and their courage during the crossing!
Beyond the boat, don’t miss the “Irish America Hall of Fame”, a memorial that pays tribute to the victims of the Great Famine. The monument is located less than 30 meters from the boat.