Events in Dublin

Filter Events by Sub-Category

Please select a Date first.

Search for a company in Dublin

Dublin: Jeanie Johnston Tallship Emigrant Experience

66 Reviews
Tours

Climb aboard a 19th-century tallship in Dublin and learn the story of Irish emigration to the New World. Learn how millions of Irish crossed the Atlantic, seeking a new life and hope in the Americas.

Highlights

  • Experience what life was like on board a 19th-century tallship
  • Hear the story of Irish emigration to the New World
  • Discover how the Irish Famine shaped the story of Ireland today
  • Learn the role Irish emigrants played on board the historic Jeanie Johnston

Description

Take a guided tour of the Jeanie Johnston tallship in Dublin’s Custom House Quay, and learn about the experiences of Irish emigrants in the 19th century. Hear about the daunting transatlantic passage they took, full of hope and desperate to escape the hardship in Ireland during the years of famine. Daily tours take place on board the ship, located downriver from the International Financial Services Centre and across the road from Jury’s Inn Hotel. Once on board, you will be transported back in time 150 years and more to join the poverty stricken Irish emigrants as they boarded the sturdy ship for the difficult voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to the New World. Descend to the dimly-lit quarters below deck to see the grim realities that faced the passengers. In extremely cramped conditions, up to 250 frightened people were abruptly thrown together, completely unfamiliar with the conditions they would face on their sea passage. Life-sized figures in the museum below deck are based on actual passengers who sailed, from the 15 year old girl (Margaret Conway) traveling with her 12 year old brother, to the father of 11 (James Stack) whose livelihood was ruined by the famine. Back on deck, marvel at the ingenuity and craftwork involved in re-creating this genuine replica of a wooden tallship, one of the last of its type to sail the Atlantic in the 19th century. After the tour, you are free to visit the Famine Memorial Statues, located close by on Custom House Quay.

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

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

Gallery

Book Now Dublin: Jeanie Johnston Tallship Emigrant Experience

My Lists

Create New Guide

OR

Mini Guides
Arrow

Login to create your guides for Dublin.

Add to My Guide

Create New Guide

Cancel

Cancel

500+ trusted car hire partners globally

Create & Share your own Guide to Dublin with friends and family!

Add your recommended places to visit by browsing the website and pressing the icon.

Create your own guide of favourite 'must see' places

Earn your Local Expert badge by Sharing your guides with others

Get your guide seen by submitting it to the Mini Guides section

Lists

We Are Part of the My Guide Network!

My Guide Dublin is part of the global My Guide Network of Online & Mobile travel guides.

We are now in 120+ Destinations and Growing. If you are interested in becoming a local travel partner and would like to find out more then click for more info about our Website Business Opportunity.

Nearby Destinations