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The John F. Kennedy Arboretum
New Ross, Co. Wexford
Family friendly
Dog friendly
Paid car parking
Cloudy days
The John F. Kennedy Arboretum is dedicated to the memory of John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States of America, and is located near New Ross in County Wexford. The visitor centre houses exhibitions and an audiovisual show.

The John F. Kennedy Arboretum stretches across 623 acres, near New Ross in County Wexford. This tranquil arboretum features over 5,000 types of trees and shrubs planted in botanical sequence, 200 forest plots, rhododendrons, and dwarf conifers.

Attractions include a visitor centre which houses exhibitions on President Kennedy and on the Arboretum itself, signposted walks, and a small islet studded lake. A road provides access to the summit of Slieve Coillte from where there are spectacular panoramic views over six different counties.

There are free guided tours available daily from March to October. Check their website for opening hours and tour times. The John F. Kennedy Arboretum can also be found on Facebook and Instagram.

The Eircode for the John F. Kennedy Arboretum is Y34 KA48.

Tips from locals

Bring a packed lunch as there are plenty of nice spots for a picnic with the kids.

Contact details
Ballysop, New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 2 to 3 hours here.

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