Gallivanting Tours: An Emigrants Tale
An Emigrants Tale
This is a sensitive and reflective tour that attempts to tell the story of the Great Famine in Ireland. The first stop is at the stunning Johnstown Castle, here your guide will personal escort you around the famine exhibit giving added insight to the artefacts on display, the players involved and personal stories from the time. Afterwards you will have ample time to explore the rest of the museum and the beautiful formal gardens, enjoy a picnic by the lake or lunch in the Peacock Tearooms in the castles former farm buildings. After lunch we depart and head across the county, allowing you to relax and take in the views as we head for the quayside of New Ross to board the SS Dunbrody, a replica of the ships the famine emigrants took to the US, Canada and the UK. On board you will meet your fellow passengers and can explore the boat at your leisure. When you are finished here we will move on to the Kennedy Homestead, John F Kennedys Great Grandfather was born on this farm and his descendants still work the land, here you can explore the recently built Visitor Centre and learn more about the Kennedy clan and their deep links to Ireland. Before we leave, you can sit in their memorial garden and enjoy a complimentary Irish Whiskey Toast.