Follow in the footsteps those who fled the Famine to North America on board the Jeanie Johnston, a replica famine ship. Hear the stories of the thousands of Irish people who fled the Famine and embarked on the treacherous voyage in the hope of a better life. You will be transported back in time to join your ancestors on their grueling journey. The tour begins with a walk around the upper deck, where you will see the majestic masts, admire the craftsmanship and learn about the ship’s history.
It cost 3 pounds 10 shillings to flee the Famine. 100,000 people paid with their lives. Find out how they paid for it. 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 on their traumatic voyage and discover what fate awaited them.
Highlights of the Tour (50 minutes)
• Learn how the Famine forced millions to flee the country
• Retrace their grueling journey
• Experience what life was like on board
• Uncover fascinating personal passenger stories
• Award-winning tour guides
• Meticulous craftsmanship
• Marvel at the beautiful tall ship
Open 7 days, 10:15 – 17:15. First tour starts at 11:00; Last tour starts at 16:00.
Nearby is the poignant Famine Memorial by Dublin sculptor Rowan Gillespie.