JFK Arboretum

New Ross

John F. Kennedy Park and Arboretum was established in 1968 as a living memorial to President John F. Kennedy. This is a magnificent park showcasing plants of international standing with 4,500 types of trees and shrubs from all temperate regions of the world. There is also a fine Visitor Centre, displays a permanent exhibition on the life and achievements of the late President John F. Kennedy. For our visitors we also have pleasant tearooms, a terrific playground and a picnic area, a miniature railway (seasonal), a variety of signposted walks and a pony and trap service. Visitors who appreciate excellent views will be keen to visit Slieve Coillte, which on a good clear day has fabulous views over the surrounding counties.

Opening Times:
April Daily 10am – 6.30pm
May – August 10am – 8pm
SeptemberDaily 10am – 6.30pm
October – March 10am – 5pm
Last Admission: 45 minutes before closing time
Admission Fees:
Adult €5
Group/Senior €4
Child/Student €3
Family €13

Tearooms are open from May to September. Seating capacity 50.




Visitor Centre



Miniature Train

Walking Trails

Pony & Trap