Dunbrody Famine Ship

While many of our Newfoundland Irish cousins may have emigrated to take advantage of new fishing and economic opportunities in Canada, many left too to escape the ravages of famine in Ireland.

The replica famine ship “The Dunbrody” now stands at permanent anchor at the town of New Ross, an important port of departure from south-east Ireland.  Through actors and interesting narrative, this exhibit takes us through this difficult and often desperate time in Irish history … visitors to New Ross, Waterford and Wexford should definitely make the ship a stop on their tour of the south-east. Dunbrody logo

See their website here (including the new Dunbrody Irish emigrant experience, database and interpretive museum).

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