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Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum Tour in Dublin

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Dublin, Ireland

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Overview

Located on the Dublin Quays, the Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum offers a stirring look inside Ireland’s 19th-century Great Famine and subsequent emigration. Step back in time on a 50-minute guided tour aboard this replica vessel, learning about the awful conditions passengers endured as they made their way toward America and the lasting effects of this catastrophic period on Ireland. The tour includes a visit below deck and details on the replica’s labor-intensive building process.
  • 50-minute tour of the Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, led by an expert guide
  • Discover the dark history of the Great Famine
  • Descend below deck and get a feel for the hardship that travelers would have experienced on route
  • Hear moving stories about passengers who made the journey to the New World
  • Learn about the devastating effects of the Great Famine on the nation of Ireland
  • Gain insight into the labor-intensive production of the replica ship
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Departure Point

Custom House Quay, Dublin

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • OPERATED BY Jeanie Johnston

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What is the maximum group size during Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum Tour in Dublin?
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This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

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Reviews

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Eva
, Jul 2020
I was expecting a lot more to be honest. Some actual artifacts, more general knowledge information instead of individuals. Too much talking, was expecting to walk around to read information slides ourselves. People can read that information online.
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Jeannie Johnson
Kathi_D
, Apr 2020
Inspiring and informative. I would recommend this to anyone in Dublin. We learned so much about the famine.
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This was by far our favorite...
mom
, Jan 2018
This was by far our favorite activity in Dublin. Our guide was knowledgable and we loved listening to the history of the ship, the history of Ireland and looking at all of the beautiful vignettes they have created with mannequins truly placed you back in history.
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A very interesting tour about a sad...
Michael P
, Sep 2017
A very interesting tour about a sad time in Irish history. Our tour guide Ray did a great job telling us the history and story of the famine ships. Well worth the cost.
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It is a very informative quick tour...
KATHRYN H
, Aug 2017
It is a very informative quick tour of the ship. I do recommend it but it is a bit expensive for what you receive.
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I traveled with my parents and we...
Ale Motta
, Aug 2017
I traveled with my parents and we wanted to learn more about the Irish history and visiting the clipper was a true experience for it. Our guide was Ray and he was kind enough to give us a comprehensive tour and explanation of the famine museum and of course the origin and whereabouts of the ship. Is a must if you don't know much about the irish immigration. is really easy to access and we totally recommend it.Thanks Ray!
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Excellent tour was given by Ray. The...
Mary N
, Jul 2017
Excellent tour was given by Ray. The Jeanie Johnston was easy to find. My friend and I found parking almost opposite in the parking structure beside the Hilton Hotel. Ray gave us a good overview of life in Ireland before the famine and some of the issues facing the generally Catholic Irish peasants at the time. He told us about the history of the coffin ships and the unique history of the Jeanie Johnston which safely made 16 journeys from Ireland to America from 1847-1853 without losing any passengers en route. We then learned about the replica ship on which we were standing which was commissioned by the Irish government in 2003 and made her maiden voyage to America under sails in three weeks. Below deck, we heard about what life would have been like on the voyage. There were excellent recreations of life there including some specific stories of the original Jeanie Johnston's passengers. We were given adequate time to look around below deck and take photos. Once above deck, we learned some more about the history of the period. I would highly recommend this tour as it was very informative.
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The ship was conveniently located in...
Gwenn L
, Apr 2017
The ship was conveniently located in the city. The story behind the ship gave more details to the history of Irish immigration. If you are in that part of town to see other things its great to include it but wouldn't say it is a must see while in Dublin.
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Very interesting with a good tour...
Mariabray
, Aug 2016
Very interesting with a good tour guide who knew what she was talking about. She was very informative and interesting to listen to. A very well spent hour .
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Interesting tour given by...
Judith S
, Jul 2016
Interesting tour given by enthusiastic, knowledgeable guide. Description of tour should make clear that the ship is the museum and that there is no additional exhibit.
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