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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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Irish famine history at its best

I have the privilage of taking the jeanie johnson famine ship tour quite a bit with different student groups for work and it never gets old :-) the staff & tour guides are great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I have the privilage of taking the jeanie johnson famine ship tour quite a bit with different student groups for work and it never gets old :-) the staff & tour guides are great at getting the history across while keeping it light & entertaining, a definate recommend for anyone interested in irish history or just something different to do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

An interest in history and the emigrant experience led us to take this tour, and we were so glad we did. The guide was very knowledgeable and interesting and clearly cared about his subject, and the tour gave us a vivid sense of what it was like for Irish people who were escaping from the famine. This ship has a... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Last July we went on board the Jeanie Johnston for a tour, the tour guide was really nice and very informative, its a lovely ship and gives you an insight into the hardship people had to endure way back then. Definitely worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

The Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship is situated on the quay, very accessible by public transport, it's also approx a 4 minute walk from Busarus, Dublins main Bus Station. The tour had approx 20 people on it, a lovely sized group and plenty of opportunities for questions. The tour guide was very interactive with the group and really knew her history.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

So many people died from the famine, and Ireland lost a lot of people. Come aboard the Jeanie Johnston to learn about the famine, and what the conditions were like for those on one of the ships headed for Canada or USA. You will gain an appreciation for your life once you hear the tales of the Jeanie Johnston and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A great way to find out the history of the famine in Ireland. The stories will make you empathise with the real people behind the disaster. Tours run on the hour rather than you being able to walk around yourself. You can book this online which we didn't realise, but we were luck enough to get the last two places... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I was in Dublin in March and I had decided before I arrived some attractions to visit and this was on my "maybe" list. Upon checking into my hotel, the front desk staff mentioned a few attractions to visit, one of which was the Jeanie Johnston -- they strongly suggested it. So, with some free time on Saturday afternoon, I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is an excellent short tour (approx 45 mins) delivered with passion. The guide is more than just a guide, he has a genuine interest in what he does and it 100% comes across you find yourself easily immersed in the story of the Jeanie Johnston, its crew and her passengers. Money well spent - if you can, go on... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We visited the Jeanie Johnston during our time in Dublin and the tour was just so well done from start to finish. The amount of behind the scenes research that the team has done into finding out about the history and lives of those who travelled on the ship is astounding and they should be highly commended for their hard... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Visited on the spur of the moment having viewed from the hop on hop off bus so glad we did. I would recommend booking. There were only 3 tours the day we visited and the one on the afternoon was already fully booked. There isn't an awful lot to see it is the guide who made our visit. She was... More 

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