The Jeanie Johnston
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Follow in the footsteps 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 the Jeanie Johnston and you will be transported back in time to join them on their grueling journey. The tour takes approximately 50 minutes. 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 storm 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.
• 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 their beautiful tall ship