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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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Tall ship tour

We did the tall ship tour this week. Very interesting. Well worth 10 euros. Very knowledgeable guide.

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A small replica of a ship that carried immigrants from Ireland (Uk then) to America and Canada. Interesting story nice ship but not so much to be seen

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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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We did the tall ship tour this week. Very interesting. Well worth 10 euros. Very knowledgeable guide.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to visit. 50 min guided tour. Worth booking but if time to kill then pop across to EPIC. We had a great guide which made the experience. Included in the dublin pass

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you don't have interest in historical tours this one is not for you. I enjoyed it and recommend it for anyone looking to learn more about their heritage.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A visit to the Jeanie Johnson, a replica ship of the original duing the Famine, is an interesting and worthwhile visit especially for anyone whose ancestors fled Ireland during the Great Famine. Our guide, Ray, was very knowledgeable. I would have liked time to look at the display below decks though. There was a student group there and they consumed... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Surprisingly I really enjoyed this I think that was down to the guide who was really enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I would of loved to have heard more stories about the journeys the Irish had to take over to USA and CANADA.

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Saco, Maine
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed visiting the Jeanie Johnston. The guide was very informative and entertaining. It was enlightening to learn about Ireland's sad famine history.

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JeanieJohnston, Manager at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, responded to this review

Hi Magbrochu, Thank you for taking the time to send us your wonderful 5 star review of our tour. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed learning about the history of the Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship with us. It was a pleasure to have you on board! Many thanks, The Jeanie Johnston Team More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a surprise. Paul our guide/Story teller really new his stuff. His gave us his stories with passion and respect. This is a must if you come to Dublin. To see how people lived while they travelled across the ocean was unbelievable

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Moored on the quay, this is a fascinating small ship. Catch a tram and walk down to the modern walkway along the waterfront, which passes the 'Famine Sculptures'. The Jeanie Johnston was a cargo ship (bringing wood from Canada) but on its way back it transported cargos of people fleeing the famine to get to America. The ship is small,... More 

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JeanieJohnston, Manager at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, responded to this review

Hi Vikplayer, thank you for taking the time to send us your review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed hearing the story of the Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Irish famine emigration on board with us! It was a pleasure to have you on the tour. More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of many attractions along Dublin canal. From day to night time, it is a good stop to learn a bit about immigration and the hardship newcomers to America went through. It is at a reasonable price and reachable by public transit.

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JeanieJohnston, Manager at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, responded to this review

Hi Mabrondani, thank you for coming on board and for sending us your fantastic review of our tall ship! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed learning about this fascinating period in Irish history with us. More 

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