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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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You may be sceptical at the title but I do think so. It's not just that it's cool to go on a real working replica tall ship. (Perhaps some may actually be quite critical and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

You may be sceptical at the title but I do think so. It's not just that it's cool to go on a real working replica tall ship. (Perhaps some may actually be quite critical and dissatisfied that the ship is not in pristine condition or that perhaps there isn't a huge variety to see below decks. If you were just... More 

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france
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The location is pleasant along a nicely gentrified riverside with great views up and down the Liffey. The ship is a repro, not an original but it has most of the features of the original JJ. It is a seagoing vessel meeting 21st century regulations, but agood compromise has been made. The conducted tour is excellent, interesting, amusing and inter... More 

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Castle Hedingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I booked tickets on-line before going to Ireland and we had the first tour at 10am on a beautiful sunny Sunday in late April. We had a really fantastic young lady guide who was so informative and happily answered all our questions. We began with an intro and tour of the upper deck and then went below, which was a... More 

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tampa, fl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We really loved this site. Very educational. Super sad. Would recommend. I wish it was a bit more social justice-oriented, as these are still issues that are relevant today, but it was good overall.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The replica of the 19th century famine ship is well worth the time. Although the actual ship sank in Atlantic, the replica is very faithfully recreated and the guided tour of the the inside of the ship gives you a realistic and fascinating sense of what it was like to cross the ocean on the original Jeanie. This tour is... More 

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Rockledge, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Gave a lot of history about the potato famine and the migration to America and the conditions on the ship

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My expectations weren't high -- not into ships, family came over to America long before this replica set sail -- but it was actually great. The tour guide told compelling stories, made it great. Just the perfect length.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

If its Docked in Dublin or in New Ross it gives you a great insight to what it was like to travel on the Famine ships

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Laura provided an excellent tour. Her knowledge of the history of the famine was extensive; you could tell she loves researching and sharing the history of the period. Her delivery and the set up of the ship is very vivid, and you can imagine the suffering of the emigrants. If you only have a short time in Dublin, spend it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Very interesting - it tied together much of what we had seen in the west of famine houses. Our guide was very knowledgeable and I learned quite a bit about what these poor emigrants had to face.

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