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John F. Kennedy Arboretum

Co. Wexford | 52. 322199, -6. 931655, Ireland
+353 51 388 171
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Fall Colour

Return visit after nearly 50 years! And well worth a visit. The Arboretum has matured into a... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Melissa O
Midleton, Cork, Ireland
Many Beautiful Specimens

A very nice place to take few hours out & have a stroll.There are many beautiful specimens of trees... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
Dublin, Ireland
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Co. Wexford | 52. 322199, -6. 931655, Ireland
+353 51 388 171
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Return visit after nearly 50 years! And well worth a visit. The Arboretum has matured into a wonderful parkland filled with mature trees planted in groups that are botanically related and aesthetically pleasing. There is a small cafe, clean loos, a playground and friendly staff....More

Thank Melissa O
Reviewed 28 September 2017

A very nice place to take few hours out & have a stroll.There are many beautiful specimens of trees & plants & a great area for walking. It's very well maintained too. There's also access to the summit across of Slieve Colilte where there are...More

Thank C_and_H_11
Reviewed 17 September 2017

The Arboretum has paved paths through beautiful grounds. Wide variety of trees and shrubs, easy walking--just plain beautiful. The museum was very interesting, too.

Thank Madeline0403
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We very much enjoyed our visit but you need decent weather a heavy shower sent us scurrying for cover, but there are some shelters. The exhibition, although small was very well done. Our only criticism is that the signing to follow the routes around was...More

Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Spent a lovely couple of hours wandering around this arboretum, lots of trees, obviously, and some great specimens to see. Easy walking around well kept, all weather paths with no big hills so suitable for those with lower levels of mobility. Sadly we didn't see...More

Thank VickyN73
Reviewed 12 August 2017

What a wonderfully beautiful and well preserved place this is. The grounds are extensive and beautifully kept. I took our 2 daughters for a ride on the horse-drawn cart which takes the circular road around the park. Our knowledgeable driver pointed out all the different...More

Thank Josephine W
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The Arboretum was established by The Irish Government as a tribute to JFK - it is very near to his family homestead - it may no longer have the immediate impact that it had but it is still a magical place well worth exploring. Arrived...More

Thank Famrave
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Loved going here with the family over the years, unfortunately it's gone to the dogs since I was last here in 2007 signage broke and short staffed shop is a total rip off. Lost its appeal along time ago won't be returning.

Thank bigeddie2016
Reviewed 21 July 2017

We visited JFK arboretum on a beautiful summers day and it far exceeded our expectations. The grounds are perfectly kept, we really enjoyed strolling around taking in all the sights and sounds. Lovely picnic areas and a little coffee shop there too, as well as...More

Thank Cat81w
Reviewed 17 July 2017

This place is huge! If you like walking this is your place, if you have small children bring pushchair, there are areas for it. You can have picnic, there is a playground, coffee shop, museum, you can bring your dog too. The lake wasn't that...More

Thank ldsmari
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