Education

School Tours

The guided tour lasts 50 minutes and students will learn about the hardship of The Famine and how it forced millions of Irish people to flee the country. They will find out what the conditions were like for those who travelled on board the Jeanie Johnston, learn the history of the ship, hear the true stories of real-life passengers and discover what fate awaited them at their destination.

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK:
50 MINUTE TOUR

Tour Times Mon-Sun:
10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00.

Curriculum Links

From Primary and Secondary right through to Third Level, students of all ages will be thrilled with the chance to get a real insight into what life was like for those who fled the Famine on the Jeanie Johnston.

 

Resources

At Jeanie Johnston we think that learning should be fun. We’ve got lots of information and activity packs that your students will enjoy.

Types of Tours 

You can choose to take a standalone tour of the Jeanie Johnston or dive even deeper with a combined visit to EPIC, the Irish Emigration Museum. Why not make a day of it by exploring the historic Dublin Docklands while you’re here?

Jeanie Johnston School Tour

  • A 50-minute guided tour of the Jeanie Johnston Famine ship.

FREE Self-Guided Dublin Dockland’s Tour

  • From a Viking Port to a departure point for Ireland’s Famine Emigrants to today’s bustling tech hub, Dublin Docklands has a fascinating history that’s just waiting to be explored. Find out about all the other nearby attractions that you and your class will enjoy.

Jeanie Johnston & EPIC Combo Tour

  • • A 50-minute guided tour of the Jeanie Johnston Famine ship.
    • A visit to EPIC, The Irish Emigration Museum.
    Learn even more about the history of the Famine, hear the stories of Ireland’s emigrants, find out why they left, where they went, and discover how they shaped and influenced the world.

Jeanie Johnston & EPIC Combo Tour & Self-Guided Dublin Docklands Tour

  • • A 50-minute guided tour of the Jeanie Johnston Famine ship.
    • A visit to EPIC, The Irish Emigration Museum.
    Learn even more about the history of the Famine, hear the stories of Ireland’s emigrants, find out why they left, where they went, and discover how they shaped and influenced the world.

TESTIMONIALS

From Teachers and Schools

Not to be missed

5/5 •••••

We bought tickets for Jeanie Johnston as part of the entry to the Epic Emigration Museum. This is an excellent experience and one not to be missed when visiting Dublin. Our guide Gerry was brilliant. Highly recommended for anyone visiting Dublin!

Janet17890 • Jan 2022

Brilliant Jeanie Johnston Visit

5/5 •••••

I brought a small group of teenage students to this and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. The tour guide Gerry was fantastic and held the students’ interest throughout with his humour and inclusive manner. Would highly recommend!

WheelerBirds • Sep 2021