The Jeanie Johnston

Overview

0h 50min
Follow in the footsteps of those who fled the Famine. The Jeanie Johnston tells the story of the thousands of Irish people who fled the Famine and embarked on a treacherous voyage in the hope of a better life in North America. Step on board and you will be transported back in time to join them on their gruelling journey. An informative 50 minute tour. The tour takes approximately 50 minutes and is led by one of our knowledgeable guides. 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. They endured overcrowding, seasickness, disease, filth, starvation and storms…And they were the lucky ones. 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. 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.

Current opening times

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Facilities

  • Paid Visit
  • Covid-19 Guidelines
  • Credit Card Accepted
  • Guided Tours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Paper Ticket Accepted
  • Families
  • Galleries & Museums
  • Heritage Sites
  • Kids
  • Solo Visitors
  • Friends
  • Mature visitors
  • Historical
50 minute guided tour of Jeanie.

Contact details

  • Custom House Quay
  • Dublin 1
  • Ireland
14730111
info@epicchq.com