€750k boost for New Ross Dunbrody centre with total revamp of reception area this year

A €750,000 revamp – and major rebrand of the Dunbrody Experience visitor centre in New Ross, is planned this year.

The centre – which has between 45,000 and 70,000 visitors each year, received around €1.25m in funding in 2019 under the Rural regeneration fund – which saw €9m granted for the town (including Wexford County Council match funding contributions).

Almost half of the funding was used to refurbish the replica Famine ship, with the remainder set aside for the upgrade of the entire downstairs of the facility.

“Two of the component parts of that are now complete: The Hill Hill Medieval Park and the ship, costing around €2.5m between them,” said John F Kennedy Trust and Dunbrody centre, CEO Sean Connick.


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