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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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Good Insight into History

This is a good historical tour with lots of background on the famine, the emigration of many, and their stories. OUr tour guide was very professional.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This is a good historical tour with lots of background on the famine, the emigration of many, and their stories. OUr tour guide was very professional.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Nice guided tour with great information and stories about the people who were forced to leave their home during the famine. The ship was amazing to walk through, and the location was very accessible from the city centre.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Being raised by Italian immigrants I full well knew the story of the Southern European migration but only had a passing knowledge of the Irish. The tour is presented from the stories of some of the immigrants who made passage on this ship, taken from their own words. It is an emotional and touching story that any visitor to Dublin... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

a great day out it get the crowds plenty to see and do will go again next time spend more time there

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Worth the hour spent to learn of the hardships that happened during the famine and the resulting deaths and emigration and that Ireland has still not recovered in population from the 1845 census.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Viewed the ship on the walking tour, James explained about the role in the ship, taking families away from the Famine and when the ship had been refurbished.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Visited on a damp Sunday in September. This ship highlights and commemorates a very difficult time in Ireland's history. The ship is a replica of the original Jeanie Johnston sailing ship which brought over 2000 people from Ireland to the New World and in which nobody died - quite a record. The exhibits tell the story of some of the... More 

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Lancing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This was a very interesting visit to the Jeanie Johnston ship and gave us a great insight into what it was like in the time of the potato famine. The guide had great knowledge and really made us feel what life would have been like then.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Good overview of history and a chance to ponder on those that were forced to leave and the terrible circumstances surrounding the ships past

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

What an eye opener to the hard times and struggles our ancestors went through to make it to America during the Potato Famine! Our guide was knowledgeable and was a master in retelling their story to us. Very informative and it reminded us how well we have it now.

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