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Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum

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Custom House Quay, Dublin D01 KX44, Ireland
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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 the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel.
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Custom House Quay, Dublin D01 KX44, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

After several trips to IRL, we finally made it to the famine ship and memorial on the Liffey. The memorial sculptures are beautiful and haunting, underwritten by the famous (Daniel Day-Lewis, etc) and not so famous. The figures of a few people represent the millions...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2013 via mobile

Really good trip very historic and extremely interesting. The chap running the tour is really good 10\10. He tells a really good story. Worth the visit

Thank stuart w
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

Get to know more about the ships that carried thousands of Irish immigrants to countries like the United States, Canada, Australia and England. A guide tour takes us inside the ship where we learn about the historical context that motivated these mass emigrations, as well...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2013

To begin with, this is a double whammy...the ship & the famine memorial just up the street. Do NOT miss either one. The sculptor so wholly captures the human emotion in the faces of the memorial, it will take you aback. The ship tour is...More

Thank JDN2
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

A guided tour for a nominal charge to visit this replica of the Jeanie Johnston. See the conditions that had to be endured to get to Canada with full explanation from a guide. Not good for those with a mobility problem, some very steep stairs.

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Reviewed 10 October 2013

Conveniently located on the North Wall Quay of the River Liffey it is worth the time to take the narrated tour of this famine ship. It will truly be a learning experience and dispel the notions that many hold regarding famine ships. Anyone interested in...More

Thank Dolores P
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

If you're either a maritime history buff and/or fascinated with your own Celtic ancestral roots (both of the above apply to me), you'll love the Jeanie Johnston tour. This vessel is an impressive and accurate replica of the only Irish famine ship to never lose...More

Thank TrojanSkyCop1
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

It really does show what it was like for the poor people who sailed in her. It is good to step back in time and realise how hard life was.

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Reviewed 4 October 2013

The ship is a fine ship to look at and photo. The museum is ok, quite interesting but it is a large subject and a small space. It's good as an introduction to the Famine. Can all be done in half an hour.

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Reviewed 3 October 2013

interesting - good photo opportunity. a good walk down the promenade to see this right next to the famine sculpture statues

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