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Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum
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Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum Tour in Dublin
Ranked #33 of 503 things to do in Dublin
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Owner description: 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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“Interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

I visited this ship as it was being re-built in Co. Kerry a number of years ago. Its a fantastic ship and very interesting couple of hours.

Visited December 2011
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“Step Back in TIme”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

Our guide did a wonderfully informative explanation of the hardships facing the travelers from Ireland during the 1840's famine. We toured the various sections of the ship and we especially were in awe by the sleeping conditions. While some of the other famine ships lost passengers on the long voyage across the ocean, no one died on the Jeanie Johnston. It was a very worthwhile attraction.

Visited October 2012
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“A Must”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

I never went onboard. I only looked from the quay but the ship is well preserved. It was worth a walk down as it was free and fun to see. Nearby there is another modern ship with a bar on baord that is good for a rest after the sight seeing.

Visited October 2012
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“One of the favorite things we did on our Ireland vacation!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

What a moving place! If you are of Irish descent, and your ancestors left Ireland for greener (is that possible) pastures, then you must go to the tall ship and hear their story. Out of the way, but in a pretty setting by the River Liffey (it is near a LUAS stop), you wont regret that you went. Very moving.

Visited October 2012
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“Great guide, the time flew”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

Our guide was very good, we loved seeing around the ship & imagining what it was like to emigrate back then. Nice area - there's a Jury Inn & coffee dock right across the road.

Visited August 2012
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