Dublin: Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship Irish Famine History Tour

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Discover Ireland's dark history and follow in the footsteps of those who fled the famine on this guided tour of the Jeanie Johnston tall ship in Dublin's North Dock.

Highlights

  • Experience the Wonder of a Tall Ship
  • Hear the Remarkable Stories of her Passengers and Crew
  • Take in the sights and sounds of Dublin’s Docklands from a unique perspective
  • Get a snap of yourself on one of the area’s most photographed attractions
  • Imagine what life was like on-board

Description

Climb aboard the Jeanie Johnston and learn about the one million Irish people that fled Ireland during the famine. 2,500 took a gruelling voyage on the Jeanie Johnston. Take a journey back in time, get an insight into life on board a Famine ship and hear the stories of the people who made the arduous voyage. Above Deck Experience the Wonder of a Tall Ship We begin with a walk around the upper deck, where you can see the majestic masts, admire the craftsmanship and learn about the ship’s history. Take in the sights and sounds of Dublin’s Docklands from a unique perspective. Feel the wind in your hair, breathe in that salty sea air and listen to the gulls calling overhead. Get a snap of yourself on one of the area’s most photographed attractions. Hear the fascinating history of tall ships and the shipping trade in the 19th Century. Learn all about the original Jeanie Johnston. Hear about the building of the replica ship. Below Deck Hear the Remarkable Stories of her Passengers and Crew Take a deep breath and go below deck to experience the cramped quarters where up to 250 passengers spent most of their time, only emerging for a half an hour of fresh air each day. Meet some of the passengers and crew. Hear their personal stories. Find out how they paid for their crossing See what they ate on the long voyage. Imagine what life was like on-board. Learn about their grim voyage in cramped and filthy conditions and the risks they faced from disease, starvation and disaster. Hear how they passed the time. Discover what fates awaited them at their destination.

Includes

Entrance and access to the guided tour of the Jeanie Johnston Tallship

Important Information

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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