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“Unique look at the lengths some people when to get away from the potato famine.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum

Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum
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Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum Tour in Dublin
Ranked #34 of 498 things to do in Dublin
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Owner description: 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.
Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Unique look at the lengths some people when to get away from the potato famine.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Friendly staff, very knowledgeable about different families who took the long journey from Ireland to Canada. It gives you an insight into the journey and what happened to people along the way.

Visited August 2016
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Port Ludlow, Washington
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“Vacation and Family History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Went through the museum and walked the boat beck and down below. You can take a guided tour or walk it yourself. Very interesting.

Visited April 2016
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Brilliant day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

It was raining so heavy the day we went to visit Jeanie Johnson Tall ship but we still really enjoyed the tour.

Visited May 2016
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“heart breaking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Ivisited the tall ship with my family when they came over from canada.just listing to the story of what our ancestors went trough was a eye opner,the famine that destroyed our country was so hard on our people they had to leave the country.the story on this tour is very well put together

Visited April 2016
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North Pole, Alaska
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“Historical”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

This is a must see along your historic journey in Dublin. A very humbling experience, brings an understanding to how our relatives endured so much for a better way of life.

Visited February 2016
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