Jeanie Johnston River Liffey

The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story reopened to the public on Monday 29th June 2020, seven days a week. Numbers will obviously be limited but pre-booking tickets for designated time slots means you can avoid the queue.

The health and safety of all our visitors and staff is our highest priority, and we’ve spent the weeks since closing meticulously planning and reorganising so that our visitors can safely enjoy a visit to our ship. Following the HSE guidelines The Jeanie Johnston has implemented a range of public health and physical distancing measures to ensure the safety of visitors, staff and other workers. Reduced visitor numbers, designated time slots and increased cleaning are just some of the measures we’ve put in place.

Spacious ship and reduced visitor numbers

Our spacious ship and intentionally reduced visitor numbers will help visitors to feel safe and be able to fully enjoy their visit. In some ways visitors won’t notice any great change, as the Jeanie story unfolds following a carefully designed one-way toured route which supports social distancing guidelines and ensures that visitors will be able to experience all of the public areas of the ship. Our Tour Guides will be on hand throughout the 50-minute tour to support visitors and ensure that our new safety standards are followed for everyone’s peace of mind.

Health and safety measures

  • Online pre-booking to better manage visitor numbers
  • Social Distancing onsite and in queue system prior to boarding
  • Reduced building capacities in line with government guidelines to allow for the required physical distancing
  • Perspex screens at all ticketing desks and increased cleaning measures
  • Sanitising stations on arrival and throughout the ship
  • Extra cleaning of high-frequency touchpoints
  • Signage to remind people of the protocols

We would ask all visitors to Jeanie Johnston to please:

  • Assess health risks and stay at home even if you have mild cold-like symptoms and/or a fever. The same counts for when someone in your household has any health complaints.
  • Adhere to the social distancing advice. We would kindly ask all visitors to be considerate and patient with other visitors and our staff in this regard while visiting our museum.
  • To facilitate a safe flow of visitors and safe movement onboard, The Jeanie Johnston has implemented a one-way walking route. Visitors will be guided along the walking route by our tour guides and visitors are requested to comply with the instructions of our guides at all times on the tour.
  • Visitors are advised to wear their own PPE and to repeatedly wash their hands and/or use the hand sanitisers provided, during their visit to the museum.
  • Group bookings of more than 14 people to only be made by contacting us directly by calling 01 4730111 or emailing (Preferred) reservations@jeaniejohnston.ie. Group sizes of greater than 14 will be accommodated over two or more tour times.

 Dublin Docklands

The Dublin Docklands is a hidden gem with lots to see and do – river walks, bikes and cycling trails, architecture and bridges, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, the Famine memorial and more. You could happily spend a whole day here. With so many people now working from home, there has never been a better time to explore this part of Dublin and have the place to yourself. Our health and safety measures will give you added peace of mind.

Food and drink

We are located alongside CHQ – bright and airy with lots of space and options for dining.

  • Enjoy a visit to EPIC followed by a picnic along the river. Choose from one of the many benches or take a bike and explore Dublin’s Docklands, with lots of space to enjoy the outdoors.
  • Book a River cruise with Dublin Discovered Boat Tours to see the city from a unique perspective

Safety is paramount

We ask that you adhere to the Governmental health and safety and travel directives. We will rely on the personal and parental responsibility of visitors to follow the guidelines which have been put in place.