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School Tours - Dublin Discovered


Combine your school tour on the Jeanie Johnson with a cruise on the Liffey!

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

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

Outside peak season we can sometimes offer the facility of starting or finishing this trip from the Jeanie Johnston’s mooring.



The Jeanie is at Custom House Quay in Docklands, very near the St George’s Dock Luas stop. The Dublin Discovered Big Red Boat is at Bachelors Walk beside O’Connell Bridge.They are about a 10 – 15 minute walk apart.


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

Jeanie Johnston Tour

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 below deck features life-sized figures based on actual passengers who sailed on the ship.

Listen as the 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 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. This was a remarkable statistic for the times, and attributable to the skills of the Captain and the Ship’s Doctor.

Dublin Discovered Boat Tours

All ages love our 45 minute trip on the river Liffey! Cruise under Dublin’s famous bridges and take in the city’s iconic sights from the river. Students have the opportunity to see Dublin from a unique perspective while learning about the city’s history in a fun and engaging way. Our live guides bring culture and heritage to life on board while cruising past some of Dublin’s most historic sights. Find out more about Dublin Discovered Boat Tours HERE.