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Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum
Ranked #48 of 573 things to do in Dublin
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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 the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel.
Reviewed 12 May 2014

The ship is in need of a facelift, but the tour guide did an excellent job telling the history of the ship and the migration of Irish to North America.

Thank Michael U
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

My aduly son and I spent a truly enjoyable and educational 90 minutes on a guided tour of a full sized replica of a famine ship. The Jeanie Hohnston is a replica of the ships that carried Irish emigrants to either Australia of North America during and shortly after the mid 19th century Potato Famine. The tour was great - the guide was knowledgable and personable. We learned a great deal about both sailing ships and conditions in19th century Ireland that led to the need for such ships. The Jeanir Johnston is moored several days a week in the River Liffey in Dublin. The ticket booth is on the quay near where the ship is docked.

3  Thank Jack G
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

This is an amazing experience that everyone should have, especially if you have Irish heritage. Although it is very eye opening and deep, so we recommend following it up with something cheery like a trip to a local distillery or brewery. Lauren, our tour guide did a fantastic job and was very insightful about everything related to the tour. She interacted with all the individuals on the tour and played off their nationalities making it very entertaining. This was a wonderful experience.

Thank Sam R
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

This is also a must do if your ancestor's have fled the famine in Ireland to Canada, the US or Australia. The boat is a replica of those named coffin ships. Except this one has a better ending to offer.

After this visit i have a whole new outlook on my fellow Canadians of Irish background.

Paul our guide was really a very good narrator.

Thank Essaouira-Insider
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

The Jeannie Johnston tall ship is a fantastic repleca of an original famine ship & is so realistic it brings you right back to how tough it would have been to cross the Atlantic during the tough times people in Ireland faced during the famine years.

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