Ireland Family Vacations – Travelling in Ireland Podcast

David Cleary, Head of Sales at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and The Jeanie Johnston, joined Ireland Family Vacations‘ Jody Halsted to chat about the history of the ship, and its importance in the Irish story of emigration and famine.

The average journey across the Atlantic took 40-50 days, but David explains what made the Jeanie Johnston different from other ships of the time – the captain cared about his passengers, there was a medical doctor on each voyage, and there were zero lives were lost on board.

When you tour the Jeanie Johnston you will hear the stories of the passengers. You will learn why they left Ireland, where they left from, what life was like onboard the ship, and even their experiences after arriving in North America.