Did you ever want to learn more about Irish history? If so, look no further than The Jeanie Johnstone. This is a magnificent example of a 19th-century ship. However, it is no normal vessel. It tells the story of the one million Irish people who fled the island during the Great Famine. The Jeanie Johnstone tells us some of the many stories of those who made the treacherous journey across the Atlantic and beyond.
Where can I find The Jeanie Johnston?
In this period, the ships that transported those people abroad were so treacherous that they become known as coffin ships. However, The Jeanie Johnston, bypassed this, becoming one of the most fascinating vessels of its time. It first crossed the Atlantic in 1848, mainly setting off from Co Kerry to North America. Throughout its 16 crossings, there was not one death on board. In fact, there was even a healthy baby born on its deck. This fascinating ship is steeped in history, which is some of the finest examples of its kind in Ireland. So, what are you waiting for? Make the most of your day off, and explore the famous Jeanie Johnston on Dublin’s Docklands!
- Admission starts at €12, with children’s tickets starting at €7.
- Cafes and restaurants nearby.
- Open from Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 3pm.
- Guided tours available.