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Meet the passengers from the past
A humanitarian captain, a noble doctor, a pregnant woman, a woman and her children in search of her husband and 2 terrified orphans. Can they survive the journey?
- Tickets & prices
Adult €11 | Child €6
- TEMPORARY CLOSURE
Due to Covid-19 restrictions
- Our Location
Custom House Quay, Dublin 1
Bring the Famine to life for your class like never before with a trip to a replica of a real Famine ship.
The Famine in Ireland
The Great Famine, also referred to as “The Great Hunger”, lasted from 1845 and 1849 and was the single greatest disaster in Irish history. It is estimated that between 1 and 1.5 million people died during the famine
WHAT VISITORS SAY
This remarkable replica of a famine ship, tells the story of those caught in the potato famine and their desperate bid for a new life elsewhere. The dark history is treated with respect and sensitivity, but also with hope and humour, making for a fascinating and intriguing experience..
VISIT DUBLIN’S DOCKLANDS
Don’t miss your chance to experience all that Dublin’s Docklands has to offer, from the haunting Famine Sculptures to the award-winning EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. With a tempting range of pubs and restaurants nearby, you’ll be spoiled for choice.
Back in April 1848, the Jeanie Johnston began its first journey as a famine ship with 193 passengers on board. Sailing from Blennerville in Co. Kerry, it crossed the Atlantic Ocean and landed at Quebec where 194 passengers disembarked. During 16 transatlantic...
Tranquil waters amidst a city always bustling with energy – the River Liffey is on every visitor’s travel itinerary. What makes the River Liffey unique, however, is the rich heritage that surrounds her. From the advent of the Vikings to the renaissance of the Dublin...
Given our rich cultural heritage, we often get asked by our visitors for recommendations on books about the Jeanie Johnston. While there are quite a few works dedicated it, there is one that we particularly enjoy – Michael English’s Sailing the Irish Famine Tall Ship Jeanie Johnston.