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“A lot more fun than expected.”

Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum
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Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum Tour in Dublin
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Dublin Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and Entry to Over 30 Attractions
Ranked #30 of 551 things to do in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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 the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel.
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Probably needs good weather.
Our guide was well versed in "Famine" history.
Compact below decks.But most are surprised to discover this is a replica ship.

Thank f2s
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Never been on board, in my 4 years in Dublin I have always admired it from the outside and never felt like going in.
It is beautiful from the land, I must say.
Not sure Irish people who used to travel on it (not for fun) would have rated it 5/5 at that time.

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Reviewed 15 April 2017

This is a must to see, everything authentic really good, would recommend to see but only on a dry day

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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Our guide, Eumer (I'm surely spelling that wrong) was SO nice and very knowledgeable. You could tell that she actually is interested and invested, and not slogging her way through the work day.

I learned a lot about the famine and had an enjoyable time onboard the Jeanie Johnston.

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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Was not too sure what to expect with this tour but as we had the Dublin Pass thought why not give it a go. Our tour guide was very experienced, had a lot of knowledge about what he was talking about and able to answer questions. You hear about the potato famine of the Ireland, how the ship was made and where.

Down below the decks there are statues to explain more about what you have heard. For a 50 minutes tour you gain a lot of information. Well worth it.

Thank MichelleMoore84
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