We’ve come across this very interesting site and think it’s worth a look – there are many of us in the south-east of Ireland with a close association with the Kennedy clan in and around New Ross.
This summer should see some great events commemorating the great man’s visit to New Ross in 1963, shortly before he was assassinated. Check out the site and events listings here.
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.
See their website here (including the new Dunbrody Irish emigrant experience, database and interpretive museum).