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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...more
Interesting. We were a small group for the first guided tour of the day. English is not my first language and I understood almost all of the guide said. Go there is your are a history fan. Guide talk a lot about the famine, causes,...More
We toured this tall ship and museum in September. The guide provided some great "color" about what it was like to travel to the US aboard one of these ships during the Potato Famine. We did not have time to visit the Famine Museum, but...More
Now this ship is a replica of the original which went down almost 200 years ago but it is an exceptionally authentic replica. Even docked on the River Liffe you still get a very gently sway of being at sea. Our guide was friendly, very...More
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The story of why so many people emigrated from Ireland and the conditions they endured is amazing. This tour does a good job of depicting the conditions of the trip across the Atlantic. I would recommend it to anyone interested in this history.
In fact (and incredibly) nobody died on this ship in all the crossings it made to the US carrying immigrants in pretty appalling conditions. As others have pointed out this is a replica of the original which sank (all hands saved) but it does give...More
I really enjoyed visiting the Jeanie Johnson Tall Ship. A guide takes you through the stern and down into the 'tween decks to show where Irish immigrants lived on their trip across the Atlantic. This was not a "coffin ship", but a relatively comfortable vessel....More
Definitely worth a visit , also with children/teenagers.
To see the reconstruction of a ship that brought Irish immigrants under harsh conditions to the USA.
The guide Ray brought history alive and had great knowledge.
It was really interesting.
Ray !!! That's the man - great storytelling and a genuine nice Irish! We've enjoyed the tour and I would recommend it if you have any or even a bit interest in history of irish people ... Even our kids ( teenies !!!! 😱😱😱 )...More