Explore Ireland’s dark history
The Jeanie Johnston tells the story of the thousands of Irish people who fled the Famine and embarked on a treacherous voyage in the hope of a better life in North America.
- Tickets & prices
Adult €12 | Child €7
- Tours Wednesday – Sunday
10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 14:00 & 15:00
- 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.
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