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“A fitting maritime tribute” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum

Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum
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Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum Tour in Dublin
Ranked #33 of 498 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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“A fitting maritime tribute”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

If you're either a maritime history buff and/or fascinated with your own Celtic ancestral roots (both of the above apply to me), you'll love the Jeanie Johnston tour. This vessel is an impressive and accurate replica of the only Irish famine ship to never lose a single passenger (an impressive feat, given the limitations of technology and medical science at the time) during her multiple journeys to America subsequent to the 1846 potato famine Led by a friendly and superbly knowledgeable tour guide (whose names escapes me at the moment, sorry), the wax figures are amazingly lifelike (worthy of Hollywood's Movieland Wax Museum), and the decks & rigging will appeal to anybody who has spend time working on ships or docks. Located on the picturesque Grand Quay (Canal) a convenient distance from the historic Custom House.

Visited September 2013
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“I loved this ship”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

It really does show what it was like for the poor people who sailed in her. It is good to step back in time and realise how hard life was.

Visited August 2013
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“Small and quite interesting”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

The ship is a fine ship to look at and photo. The museum is ok, quite interesting but it is a large subject and a small space. It's good as an introduction to the Famine. Can all be done in half an hour.

Visited June 2013
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“a blast from the past - large ship”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

interesting - good photo opportunity. a good walk down the promenade to see this right next to the famine sculpture statues

Visited September 2013
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“Great experience and guide”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

The tour was really interesting, it lasted about an hour, and we were two couples and our tour guide Laura, who did a really good job even though she was on her own that day. We got an introduction to the history of the famine and immigration, and got to explore the ship and ask as many questions as we wanted. I would really recommend it to anyone who's interested in history .

Visited August 2013
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