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Jeanie Johnston and Viking Splash School Tour

Jeanie Tour and Viking Splash

We have teamed up with Viking Splash to bring you an educational and fun filled package that will delight your school groups.
Visit the Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and learn what life was like in Ireland during the great Famine both for those who stayed at home and those who emigrated.
Afterwards, step onboard a Viking Splash DUKW for a unique tour of Dublin City.

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The Jeanie Johnston School tour takes approx 50 minutes. The Viking Splash Tour takes 1 hour 15 minutes. You should allow 30 minutes to travel between the two sites.
Viking Splash school tour times are 10am, 11.30am, 2pm and 3.30pm. Scheduled Jeanie Johnston tour times are at 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm but we can often run private tours earlier or at 1pm for schools.
Tour groups must make their own arrangements for moving between the Viking Splash Bus Stop and the Jeanie Johnston. They are 2 km apart, a 30 minute walk, and about 15 minutes by coach if traffic is reasonable.
You can start your tour from the Viking Splash Tours bus stop at Bull Alley Street, next to St Patrick’s Cathedral (coach parking provided) OR at the Jeanie Johnston, Custom House Quay.
Available on weekdays during term time only
Please contact Jeanie Johnston for availability on (01) 473 0111 or e-mail us at info@jeaniejohnston.ie for more details

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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 is below deck and features life-sized figures based on actual passengers who sailed on the ship. The tour 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 ship 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 – a remarkable statistic for the times, and attributable to the skills of the Captain and the Ship’s Doctor.


A great way to see the sights of Dublin – both on land and water! Travelling on board their Amphibious World War II vehicles (DUKWs) you are taken on a spellbinding tour of Dublin. Their costumed Viking Tour Guides ensure you not only hear the history of Viking Dublin, but also pass by sights such as St Patrick’s and Christchurch cathedrals, Trinity College, Government Buildings and Georgian Dublin. The climax of the tour sees the Viking DUKWs splash into the water at the Grand Canal Docklands.