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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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Really enjoyed our tour of Jeanie Johnston! Our tour guide was very informative and engaging. The subject matter is fairly sad covering the famine ships taking people to their new... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 September 2016
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed our tour of Jeanie Johnston! Our tour guide was very informative and engaging. The subject matter is fairly sad covering the famine ships taking people to their new lives in America but there are uplifting sides to the story too! Its a great tour to do if you dont have too much time to spend in the city... More 

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JeanieJohnston, Manager at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to send us such a lovely review of our tall ship Rebecca! We are delighted to hear that you found our tour to be so insightful that you recommend us so highly to other visitors. It was a pleasure to welcome you on board! More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I enjoyed visiting your museum; unfortunately, there are not accessible for deaf and hard of hearing visitors to obtain information relating to the famine history of ship. Can you provide captioning or subtitles on videos or handheld device in sign language to provide the information to the guests on the ship?

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

This tour offers a nice peek into the experience of immigrants traveling from Ireland during the Potato Famine. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly (Ray) and seemed to genuinely enjoy meeting people and talking about his subject. I think this would be a good one for kids (maybe 10+). There are a few times that folks need to climb up... More 

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JeanieJohnston, Manager at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for sending us your lovely review of our tall ship tour. We are delighted to read that you found our tour to be so informative and we will be sure to pass on your kind words to Ray. We are humbled to see that you recommend us so highly also, and to a number of age groups! It... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

This was a very interesting visit. Learnt all about the famine ships of the mid 1800's and the terrible travel conditions.

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JeanieJohnston, Manager at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely 5* review Kate! We are delighted to hear that you found our tour to be so interesting and that you learned so much about the Irish famine on board with us. More 

Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

The tour was interesting, but I wished it had been more substantive. The tour guide talked a lot about the Jeanie Johnston tall ship, but I wish he had said more about the myriad other ships that sailed and what differentiated them from the Jeanie Johnston. I also felt that it was a bit misleading to call this exhibit a... More 

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JeanieJohnston, Manager at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for sending us your feedback about our tour! We are glad that you enjoyed your time on board with us learning about the history of the Jeanie Johnston. Your feedback about how diversifying the information given during the tour is also appreciated and we will be taking this into account when considering ways to improve our product going... More 

Windermere, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This ship is a copy of the original tall ship that took many Irishmen to the US during the famine years 1840s I think. We learned a lot about why so many people left Ireland at that time and what life was like for those people on their voyage. The guide was very good and informative.

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JeanieJohnston, Manager at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for sending us your review of our Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship! We are glad that you enjoyed learning about this important and fascinating piece in Irish history during our tour. It was great to have you on board! More 

wexford,ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Good tour of the ship, lasted approx. 1hour, sad really the extent of the trips to Canada and the endurance of all at that time.

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JeanieJohnston, Manager at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for sending us your fantastic 5* review of our Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship! We are delighted that you enjoyed learning about the history of Irish famine emigration on board with us! More 

New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This place is just next to the IFSC building and Samuel Beckett Bridge across the River Liffey. The best time to visit is in the evening.

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Thank you for sending us your review of our tall ship! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed taking in the views! More 

Manhattan, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

There is an opposite memorial in Boston, near the courthouse. Interesting story of the Irish immigrants to America.

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JeanieJohnston, Manager at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for sending us your fantastic review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed learning about this period in Irish history with us! More 

Mackay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Amazing to think these vessels sailed from Ireland to Canada with so many seeking a new and better life.

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JeanieJohnston, Manager at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for sending us your fantastic review! It certainly is incredible to think of the journey which so many Irish people made across the Atlantic, and even more incredible when you see the size and conditions of the ship itself! Thank you for joining us for the tour, it was great to have you on board! More 

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