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Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum

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Address: Custom House Quay, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 473 0111
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Description: 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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Well worth a visit and just a short stroll from O'Connell St Bridge

Located on the Liffey River, a short stroll east of O'Connell St. The Jeanie Johnston is a replica of the former Famine Ship of the same name. Visits are by way of a tour lasting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Located on the Liffey River, a short stroll east of O'Connell St. The Jeanie Johnston is a replica of the former Famine Ship of the same name. Visits are by way of a tour lasting 50 minutes or so and it is a valuable insight into the famine times and the subsequent emigration of many of the Irish population. A... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This was fantastic! The history of The Famine and Irish immigration. The guide was very knowledgeable and the stories were very engaging. I would definitely recommend.

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dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I found this very eerie. I was so taken by this experience that it really made me appreciate the people who left our Shores to better themselves because of poverty and other circumstances. So sad conditions were appalling!! Great and wonderful people they were.!!

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Having Irish ancestors who crossed to Quebec during the Potato Famine it was was an emotional experience to see the conditions they lived under during that travel. It was particularly educational for my daughter. Good, caring tour guide. To be done by all people having Irish descendents.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The ship which took emigrants to America during the Famine Years. Interesting and knowledgeable young man talked us through everything. Heartbreaking letters, always choose the top bunk, and just how much they had to eat. Don't miss this!

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

Thank you for your fantastic review! It's great to hear that people are fascinated by the ship's history like we are. More 

misselliejay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Took my tween for a visit here at the end of a long very hot Dublin day and loved it! Our tour guide was really interesting and we really enjoyed hearing the history of the famine and the luckiest ship ever! Well worth the money! Only thing I would say is that if you have difficulty with mobility in any... More 

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

Thank you so much for your great review! I'm glad you enjoyed your tour. More 

Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Although this wasn’t on our original itinerary for our trip to Dublin I am so glad we took a tour of the Jeannie Johnston. The ship is a short and pleasant walk along the Liffey from Dublin centre which also takes you past the Famine sculptures. Entry fee was €9 per person which for an hours guided tour was terrific... More 

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

Thank you for your fantastic review! I will pass on your comments to Ray, he will be thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your tour with him. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

great resource fab view of irish history echoes of the past very evocative great location a must see

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

Thank you for your review! We're glad you enjoyed the tour. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We had a guided tour on the ship. The guy told os great and informative stories about the ship and the famine years. One of the best experiences in Dublin.

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

I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your tour. Thank you for your great review! More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The current Jeannie Johnston is an exact replica of the original Jeannie Johnston which was used to transport people and cargo to and from the US. It's not a museum in the normal sense in that entry to the ship is by tour only. Check the tour times before heading down as there's not much around the area if you... More 

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Thanks for your fantastic review! I'll pass your comments on to Ray, he will be delighted to hear of your review. More 

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Additional Information about Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum

Address: Address: Custom House Quay, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 473 0111
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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