Irish America Hall of Fame inductee, Donald R. Keough, who is the former
Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of The Coca-Cola Company and current
Chairman of the Board of Allen & Company Incorporated, made a surprise visit
today to the Dunbrody National Centre for Emigration History, to unveil a
plaque dedicated to his great grandfather Micheal Keough, a native of New
Ross. Co Wexford.
‘It is with great pleasure that we welcome Donald Keough to our visitor
centre today as we dedicate the departure area of our exhibition to memory
and vision of Donald’s great grandfather Micheal Keough. We wish to warmly
acknowledge Donald’s contribution to our emigration project and thank him
for his ongoing kindness and support,’ said Sean Reidy, Chief Executive of
the Dunbrody National Centre for Emigration History.
This new state of the art visitor centre was officially opened in July 2011
by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Dr Leo Varadkar TD and
Entertainer, Michael Flatley.
The centre has been constructed in a brand new, 1,500 square metre space in a
custom built visitors centre, located on the Quayside of the river Barrow in
New Ross and next to the hugely popular Dunbrody Famine Ship. This new world
class interactive immigration experience has been cleverly integrated with
the Dunbrody Famine Ship.