Dedicated to the memory of John F. Kennedy

Dedicated to the memory of John F. Kennedy, President of the United States who was tragically assassinated in 1963, the same year that he visited his ancestral home in New Ross. The arboretum is a plant collection of international standing, covering 252 hectares on Slieve Coillte featuring 4,500 types of trees and shrubs. It is also home to an exhibition which chronicles President Kennedy’s time in the White House.

  • Exhibition which chronicles President Kennedy’s time in the White House
  • Arboretum with 4,500 types of trees over 252 hectares
  • The lake is a haven for waterfowl
Open Daily Year Round

Opening Times:

Open daily year round except Good Friday & Christmas Day.

April 10:0018:30
May to Aug 10:00
Sept 10:00
Oct to Mar 10:0017:00


Admission Prices 2020:

Adult: 5.00
Senior (aged 65+): 
Student (with valid ID): 3.00

Family: 13.00

Group Rate on request

Useful Information

Group tours (April – September). It is advisable to pre-book. Max No: 30 – 40

Getting There

12 km south of New Ross (off R733).

Map Location: 52.395663, -6.945808
Contact JFK Memorial Park and Arboretum

New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland

Eircode: Y34 KA48
T: +353 (0)51 388 171
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