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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 January 2017
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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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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England
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Having many ancestors who travelled to Australia from Ireland and England in the early C19, it was wonderful to go aboard an authentic replica of a sailing ship of that era. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and the exhibition below deck provided us with stories of individuals and families who made the trip. This ship was on the... More 

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Griswold, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We got really lucky. We had a personal tour, just ourselves and Paul. We arrived early for a last afternoon tour on a Sunday planning to buy tickets then. The gate was open, but the office was closed and locked. Luckily we decided to wait until closer to the tour time. Good thing, Paul not only ran the tour that... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I was lucky enough to get the tour in before the Jeanie was taken for repairs. Our guide, Ray was a wealth of information regarding the ship and the years of history surrounding the famine. The ship was amazingly small for what she was used for so you really got an idea of what it must have been like to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The small size of the boat and its rudimentary gear allows you to envision the desperation of the people who opted to sail on these ships to escape thier circumstances. Good tour but only need about 45 minutes. We did at end of day touring around Dublin.

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I really enjoyed this attraction. It really put into perspective the desperation of the Irish people looking to immigrate, essentially with no choice - immigrate or die due to the terrible potato famine. What I especially liked about this attraction was how they had researched some of the names on the original passenger lists - and were able to say... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

It was cool to board, prowl around and listen to the history of the ship and her passengers. Great for alert teens and interested adults. The tour guide is a character, as one would expect. Give it a go!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Did I tour the same ship these glowing reviews did????? Below deck there are dummies in various positions to show the conditions, similar to what a really good high school project might have accomplished. It was disappointing. Really. We had Ray too (Lorna K's review mentioned he was wonderful) and my wife and I thought he was filling in! (I... More 

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