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Jeanie Johnson with Liffey Boat School Tour


We also run Dublin Discovered Boat Tours, which offers an entertaining and informative 45 minute guided tour along the Liffey, in the footsteps of the Vikings. This is a fantastic and fun way to see some of Dublin’s most important sights and bridges, and to learn about our history and heritage.

Our big red boat is usually moored at Bachelors Walk by O’Connell Bridge – a 10 – 15 minute walk from the Jeanie Johnston.

Outside peak season we can sometimes offer the facility of starting this trip from the Jeanie Johnston’s mooring, or ending it there. Please email or call to discuss.

Dublin Discovered Boat Tours

Dublin Discovered Boat Tours

Key Facts about the Tour


The Jeanie is at Custom House Quay in Docklands. The Dublin Discovered Big Red Boat is at Bachelors Walk beside O'Connell Bridge.

Contact us for Availability and pricing



The Jeanie tour takes approximately 50 minutes. We can usually arrange times to suit your group. It is a 15 minute walk from there to Bachelors Walk, passing the Famine Memorial statues and the Custom House along the way. The Liffey Boat Tour takes approximately 45 minutes.

Please email us on or call us on (01)473 0111




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All ages love our 45 minute trip under Dublin’s famous bridges past the Custom House and many other iconic sights. Full commentary by professional guides.




Tour Content: Jeanie Johnston

A tour of the re-created Jeanie Johnston shows movingly what the journey to America was like on board a Tall Ship during the Famine era and explains how people came to the decision to make such a long trip, with little prospect of return.


The museum is below deck and features life-sized figures based on actual passengers who sailed on the ship. The tour guides tell their stories, from the 15 year old girl (Margaret Conway) travelling only with her 12 year old brother, to the father of 11 (James Stack) whose livelihood was ruined by the famine….and through these stories all the misery and anguish imposed by the famine, and the choices that people were forced to make, are brought to life.


Although the subject is serious, the tour is fascinating and gains very high praise from people of all ages. The ship is an authentic replica of the original ship which sailed between Tralee and North America between 1847 and 1855. It carried 2,700 passengers to North America on 26 voyages, with not a single loss of life on those journeys – a remarkable statistic for the times, and attributable to the skills of the Captain and the Ship’s Doctor.