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“Very informative tour”

Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum
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Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum Tour in Dublin
Ranked #34 of 530 things to do in Dublin
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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 Jury's Inn Hotel.
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“Very informative tour”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

This was a great tour. Really opens your eyes to what the people of Ireland had to go through to get away from the famine. The ship is very well done and the tour is great

Visited May 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“worth a visit”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

It cost a fortune to build and it seems as if it is being left to rot away. It could definitely do with a lick of paint. One would imagine they would try to maintain its condition. Having said that the guide was enthusiastic and spoke for the guts of an hour and her talk was both informative and entertaining.

Visited May 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Well Worth a Tour”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Myself and my eight year old daughter had a truly enjoyable and educational 50 minutes on a guided tour yesterday of a full sized replica of this famine ship. It's 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. Paul was our guide and he was great fun and very knowledgable and passionate about the subject. Made sure and engaged with everyone on the tour kids and adults alike. We learned all about life on the ship and conditions in19th century that these people had to endure. The tour lasted about 50 mins and time at the end to take another quick look around yourself. Definitely worth a tour if your at a loose end in Dublin, it is not far from the City Centre and you could comfortably walk up from the main street O'Connell Street to it in about 20 mins. You can purchase your ticket at the office directly beside the ship itself or book online.

Visited May 2014
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Oshawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent tour”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

While visiting Dublin we were very blessed to be able to take this tour. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and able to convey the history of the famine and the emigration which ensued in a manner which underlined the human aspect of this horrible event, both the humanity of those who suffered, as well as those who did their best to alleviate the suffering of the famine victims and emigrants. Another tour which every visitor to Dublin should take.

Visited May 2014
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“Fascinating trip through the famine ages among really sad and happy stories.”
Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

The ship is a replica of the original ship that used to transport irish emigrants especially to America in mid 1800s, when Ireland was hit by a terrible famine and poverty. The Capitan of the ship presented us the full storry of how it was built and managed the ship,and a lot of touching stories about it s passengers. He told us very passionate thrilling episodes of the people searching a better elsewhere.

Visited May 2014
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