Dunbrody Famine Ship

Dunbrody Famine Ship


Dunbrody Famine Ship


The Dunbrody Famine Ship is a replica sailing ship in New Ross in south-west County Wexford.

The ship offers filmmakers a unique and accessible filming location for period nautical scenes. The period accurate sailing ship is permanently harboured in New Ross town and features a beautifully recreated exterior and interior.

The Dunbrody is a modern replica of a 1845 vessel of the same name. The original ship was a famine ship, one of many cargo vessels that were converted to take passengers during the Great Famine in Ireland. These ships were usually over-crowded and had a high mortality rate, which led to the nickname ‘coffin ships’. The Dunbrody is one of only two famine ship replicas in Ireland.

The ship is used as a museum and tourist attraction. Tours are run onboard the ship throughout the year and feature costumed recreations.

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Note that the ship is attached to the promenade by a steel frame, meaning that the ship is steady and does not sway with the waves.

The location also features a restaurant and gift shop on land.

Parking: Paid and onsite. Fits around ~80 cars.

Located in New Ross town.

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Photographer: Gordon Wycherly


John F. Kennedy Trust Dunbrody Famine Ship Project, The Quay, New Ross, Co. Wexford, Y34 A786


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