A small tour of a ship used to ferry people away from Ireland during the famine. A guide tells the story of the ship and why and how people chose to leave the Island. Great experience.
About Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum
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Such sadness in its history but well worth the time to visit the ship and hear the story of the Famine. Made me want to delve more into this tragedy to learn more.
Must see this historic scene. Visiting this ship, after being stunned by the awesomeness of the Rowan Gillespie famine sculptures outside on the quay, gave one a better understanding of those who braved the unknown to escape the famine. The reconstruction of an original famine...More
Our guide, Ray, gave us a very informative lecture about the namesake ship for this replica. There isn't really much to see on the ship but it does give you a feel for what the emigrants went through. As a descendant of someone who immigrated...More
There is a plan (Sept 2017) by the authorities to relocate this attraction ( since it is floating in the river it is potentially mobile) to the EPIC centre closer to the city centre and Custom House. Either way it is worth a visit.
While walking along Costume House Quay, you might see a wonderful mid-1800s boat on the shore of the River Liffey. Agree with your curiosity and take a look! This museum gives lots of information about the life on the ship's during the Great Famine, things...More
This tour really hits home, especially if you have ancestors of Irish descent. You learn some of the stories of those who traveled on the Jeanie Johnston. This was the only ship that never lost a passenger to disease or starvation, unlike every other ship...More
The famine ship is under restoration, will be like this for some time apparently. Learned that it never lost a passenger on all of its trips. When it eventually stopped being a famine ship, it sank, and all the crew clung to the masts and...More
This was one of our favorite tourist attractions. We had booked tickets ahead of time online for 4:00 p.m. We got there early, and they let us join the earlier tour. There is a small ticket office near the ship. Our tour guide was excellent....More
I t was good history lesson for us. To see how Irish people had to travel to get a better life for their families.Great tour