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School Tours

Primary School

The Jeanie Johnston brings the history of the Famine out of the classroom and goes beyond the text books to capture the children’s imaginations and show them firsthand what life was like on board a Famine ship. Although our tour is suitable for Primary School students of all ages, it is particularly relevant to 5th and 6th Classes.

Curriculum Links:
History – Eras of Conflict and Change and ‘Local Studies’
SESE – Engineering
Art – The Arts Education

Secondary School

Visiting a living history replica gives History students first-hand experience of events covered in the curriculum and builds empathy by encouraging them to put themselves in the shoes of people who lived in Famine times.

It complements the Become an Historian part of the curriculum by demonstrating the importance of replicas in historical re-enactment and storytelling to bring history to life for a new generation. It is also provides information on trade between Ireland and Canada.

Curriculum Links:
History – Famine – Become an Historian – Trade between Europe and Canada (Logs)
Geography – Travel and Transport – Europe and Canada
Engineering – Vessels – Shipbuilding

International Students

The story of Irish emigration during the Famine is not just an Irish story but part of European and World history, as emigrants travelled all over the world during this time, throughout the UK and Europe and as far afield as the US, Canada and Australia.

It is not just of huge significance to students from the countries they travelled to, but is one that students from all over the world can identify with, especially with the current migrant crisis.

Students will learn the crucial role that replicas and living objects play in bringing the past to life and making history relevant to a contemporary audience.

As an empathy-building exercise, students will get to critically analyse how the past and present intermingle through the lens of the migrant experience.

Special Interests

The Jeanie Johnston takes history out of the classroom and goes beyond the text books to bring it to life for a new generation. From Primary to Third Level students and from History, Geography and Engineering to Sociology and Art, it appeals to a broad range of age groups, study areas and interests.

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK:
50 MINUTE TOUR

Tour Times Mon-Fri:
10.00, 10.30, 11.00, 11.30, 12.00, 12.30, 14.00, 14.30, 15.00, 15.30, 16.00, 16.30.

Tour Times Sat & Sun:
10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 14.00, 15.00, 16.00.

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

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.

VISITOR INFORMATION

Located in the heart of Dublin's Docklands

Find out how to get here by car, bus, train or by foot.