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Once on board, visitors are transported back in time 150 years or more to join the poverty stricken Irish emigrants as they boarded the sturdy ship.
In descending to the dimly-lit quarters below deck, the grim realities that faced the passengers soon become evident. Accommodation consisted of bare bunks, where people were pressed tightly together, with four adults sharing a six foot-square space.
The life-sized figures that are present in the museum below deck are all based on actual passengers who sailed on the ship. All the misery, anguish and confusion of the emigrant Irish are vividly brought to mind through their individual stories.
Back up on deck, visitors have an opportunity to marvel at the skill, ingenuity and craftwork involved in re-creating this genuine replica of a wooden tall ship, one of the last of its type to sail the Atlantic in the 19th Century.
- An interactive experience that transports you back in time over 150 years
- Inspiring guides who tell the history of the Irish Famine and Irish emigration
- Real life stories from passengers who boarded the Jeanie Johnston ship
- The chance to see the living quarters below deck
- Marvel at the craftwork and skill involved in building a tall ship
Open Year Round
April - October
Tours run daily at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 15:00 & 16:00
July - August
Additional tours daily at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 14:30, 15:30 & 16:30
November - March
Tours run daily at 11:00, 12:00, 14:00 & 15:00
(Opening times subject to change, check with attraction before visiting)
Closed: Christmas week (dates may vary)
Last admission: at final tour times stated above
Senior (aged 65+): €8.50
Student (with valid ID): €8.50
Child (4-15): €5.00
Toddler (aged 0-3): Free
Family (2 adults & 2 children): €20.00
Other Useful Information
Free leaflets and site map available in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian,
DINING / REFRESHMENTS
No on-site dining options. Cafes and restaurants are located across the street.
Gift items (postcards, tickets and magnets) are available from the Ticket Office.
Paid car parking available in the multi-storey car park on Commons Street - a 2 minute walk.
The Ship is not wheelchair accessible.
No toilets on site (nearest facilities are located in the hotel across the street).
Group rates available (minimum 15 people). Pre-booking required.
ACCOLADES & AWARDS
- 2015 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
- 2014 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
- 2014 Trip Advisor Travellers' Choice Award
- 2013 Trip Advisor Travellers' Choice Award
Located a 15 minute walk from O’Connell Street, heading in the direction of Custom House Quay. The ship is opposite the Jurys Inn Hotel.
Take the Red Line towards ‘The Point’, get off at George’s Dock and walk towards the river. The ship is opposite the Jurys Inn Hotel.