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Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum

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Address: Custom House Quay, Dublin, Ireland
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Rated as one of the most popular attractions in Dublin, a visit to the...

Rated as one of the most popular attractions in Dublin, a visit to the Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum will intrigue and fascinate all ages. Over 1 million people left Ireland during the 1840s at the height of the Great Famine, fleeing starvation and hoping for a new life in America. This mass emigration created a huge diaspora of people with Irish ancestry in the Americas, and later in Australia. The life-size wax figures in the museum below deck on the Jeanie Johnston are all modelled on actual passengers who made the journey to North America on the ship. Daily tours begin AT THE SHIP which is located on Custom House Quay just downriver from the International Financial Services Centre and across the road from Jury's Inn Hotel.

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Unique look at the lengths some people when to get away from the potato famine.

Friendly staff, very knowledgeable about different families who took the long journey from Ireland to Canada. It gives you an insight into the journey and what happened to people... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff, very knowledgeable about different families who took the long journey from Ireland to Canada. It gives you an insight into the journey and what happened to people along the way.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went through the museum and walked the boat beck and down below. You can take a guided tour or walk it yourself. Very interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was raining so heavy the day we went to visit Jeanie Johnson Tall ship but we still really enjoyed the tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ivisited the tall ship with my family when they came over from canada.just listing to the story of what our ancestors went trough was a eye opner,the famine that destroyed our country was so hard on our people they had to leave the country.the story on this tour is very well put together

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must see along your historic journey in Dublin. A very humbling experience, brings an understanding to how our relatives endured so much for a better way of life.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I had wanted to visit this ship for years as I had been fortunate enough to witness the ship being constructed in Blennerville in Kerry some years back and was eager to visit it to see it in its full glory and it did not disappoint. It exceeded my expectations as to how magnificent she actually was. The tour of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Great stop if you want to learn more about the Irish famine and what happened to those who decided to emigrate. Our guide came out with some great stories.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

The approach to the Jeanie Johnston sets the tone with sidewalk sculptures and information about the Famine. The ship itself has a unique history in its service as a Famine Ship. The tour takes you below deck where you can see firsthand the conditions people endured while traveling onboard. Our presenter was excellent and well informed. Even if you are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

The River Liffey is enhanced by this beautiful tall ship. Its mooring near to the Potato Famine Memorial allows you get an early appreciation of what you will discover about life on board.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

A great way to learn about how the Irish left during the famine and the experiences they had on their way to a (hopefully) better life

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