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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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A real ship at the Custom House Quay

You are drawn down to the ship as it can be seen from up-river and it's good to see a real ship tied up at the quay! However, you must remember that this is a replica of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2011
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2011

You are drawn down to the ship as it can be seen from up-river and it's good to see a real ship tied up at the quay! However, you must remember that this is a replica of the original barque, so don't be surprised to see ventilation ducts below decks - something the original passengers would have badly needed! The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2011

It was really good our guid was Paul he was very good it was very interesting

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2011

Peter was our guide and his commentary and knowledge was incredibly engaging . It is an extraordinary thing to see someone who loves their job as much as he obviously does. The emotional ties that he has with the passengers can be heard in his voice as he describes their situations. We really enjoyed our journey back in time that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2011

Extremely informative tour of the recreation of the Jeanie Johnston, a very enjoyable experience. I learned a lot from the very knowledgeable and friendly guide. Really a fascinating experience, I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. Highly recommend to anyone interested in Irish history in general, specifically the famine.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2011

We really enjoyed our visit to the Jeanie Johnston - a beautiful ship with an amazing and inspiring History. Our guide was informative and fun and made our visit truly memorable. A must see for anyone who has an interest in Irish or Marine History.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2011

a lot of interesting information about the famine and emigration on these ships. The ship is an exact replica and you can see the conditions people travelled on those days. The guide was very good and definitely it`s worth a look.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2010

We saw this replica of the Irish Famine ship, Jeanie Johnston, being built in Tralee on our first trip to Ireland back in 1999. This was the only famine ship never to have a loss of life on any of its many crossings to the US or Canada. We found the ship is now located on the River Liffy in... More 

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