Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship And Famine Museum Tour In Dublin

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Examine a harrowing period of Irish history with a 50-minute guided tour around the Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum. Step aboard the replica vessel on the Dublin Quays and retrace the steps that many emigrants made in the mid-19th century, when Ireland was in the grips of a catastrophic and widespread famine. Accompanied by a guide, explore the inner chambers below deck and learn about the wretched conditions that passengers endured during the original voyages across the Atlantic Ocean.


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Choose the tour time most convenient for you, then make your own way to the Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum. Aftering meeting your expert guide, step aboard the Jeanie Johnston, a carefully crafted replica of a 19th-century cargo ship that made 16 journeys from Ireland to North America during the Great Famine, and prepare to take a step back in time.

With your informative guide leading the way, head below deck to see the cramped cabins that desperate Irish emigrants would have lived in for the duration of the hazardous 3,000-mile (4,800-kilometer) journey.

Imagine the mindset of the emigrants as you walk around the ships quarters, and listen as your guide relates stories about the impact of the famine on Ireland, as well as the personal tales of poverty-stricken citizens who fled for North America.

Discover more about the story of the original Jeanie Johnston. Despite carrying over 2,500 people across the Atlantic, the ship saw no loss of life an almost miraculous statistic when compared to similar vessels from the time.

After seeing the confined conditions below, climb back up on deck, where youll learn about the skill and craftsmanship that went into creating this faithful replica.

When the time comes, bid farewell to your guide and disembark from the boat. You may then want to pay a visit to the moving Famine Memorial, which is located near the ship on Custom House Quay.

Inclusions for Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship And Famine Museum Tour In Dublin

  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide

Exclusions for Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship And Famine Museum Tour In Dublin

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • This was by far our favorite activity in Dublin. Our guide was knowledgable and we loved listening to the history of the ship, the history of Ireland and looking at all of the beautiful vignettes they have created with mannequins truly placed you back in history.

  • A very interesting tour about a sad time in Irish history. Our tour guide Ray did a great job telling us the history and story of the famine ships. Well worth the cost.

  • It is a very informative quick tour of the ship. I do recommend it but it is a bit expensive for what you receive.

  • I traveled with my parents and we wanted to learn more about the Irish history and visiting the clipper was a true experience for it. Our guide was Ray and he was kind enough to give us a comprehensive tour and explanation of the famine museum and of course the origin and whereabouts of the ship. Is a must if you don't know much about the irish immigration.
    is really easy to access and we totally recommend it.Thanks Ray!

  • Excellent tour was given by Ray. The Jeanie Johnston was easy to find. My friend and I found parking almost opposite in the parking structure beside the Hilton Hotel. Ray gave us a good overview of life in Ireland before the famine and some of the issues facing the generally Catholic Irish peasants at the time. He told us about the history of the coffin ships and the unique history of the Jeanie Johnston which safely made 16 journeys from Ireland to America from 1847-1853 without losing any passengers en route. We then learned about the replica ship on which we were standing which was commissioned by the Irish government in 2003 and made her maiden voyage to America under sails in three weeks. Below deck, we heard about what life would have been like on the voyage. There were excellent recreations of life there including some specific stories of the original Jeanie Johnston's passengers. We were given adequate time to look around below deck and take photos. Once above deck, we learned some more about the history of the period. I would highly recommend this tour as it was very informative.

  • The ship was conveniently located in the city. The story behind the ship gave more details to the history of Irish immigration. If you are in that part of town to see other things its great to include it but wouldn't say it is a must see while in Dublin.

  • Would recommend this tour. Very informative.

  • Very interesting with a good tour guide who knew what she was talking about. She was very informative and interesting to listen to. A very well spent hour .

  • Interesting tour given by enthusiastic, knowledgeable guide. Description of tour should make clear that the ship is the museum and that there is no additional exhibit.

  • excellent tour

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