Visitors to New Ross, County Wexford will immediately be drawn to the magnificent sight of masts and rigging of the historic emigrant ship Dunbrody towering over the quayside. Dunbrody is a full scale replica of the original ship which was built in 1845 for the Graves family of New Ross which carried thousands of emigrants from Ireland to North America over a period of thirty years, trading extensively all over the world. The ship itself is a beautiful authentic recreation and visitors will experience the sights, smells and sounds of a tall ship crossing the ocean, as well as meeting the captain and crew and encountering emigrants telling their stories.
Dunbrody recalls the romantic age of sailing ships while giving a unique insight into the mass emigration during the Great Famine. Visit the Dunbrody on your next self-drive vacation to Ireland with Celtic Tours.