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Guided Tours: Y

Parking: Y

Tel/Mob: +353 51 388 264

The Kennedy Homestead


The Visitor Centre tells the ultimate success story of the Irish in America. Opened in 2013 to mark the 50th anniversary of President John F Kennedy’s visit to his ancestral home, it recounts how Patrick Kennedy left Dunganstown for Boston in 1849. How his great-grandchildren, John became President, Bobby Attorney General, Edward a notable Senator, Jean US Ambassador to Ireland, and Eunice founded the Special Olympics. Curator Patrick Grennan is a cousin of the Kennedys of Massachusetts and farms the land that Patrick left in 1849.

Address: Dunganstown, New Ross, Co. Wexford

Guided Tours: Yes

Opening Times: 

9.30 am to 5.30pm, Monday – Sunday
Last admission 5.00pm
Check website for seasonal closures

Entrance Fee:  Yes – See Kennedy Homestead website for current prices