Examine un terrible período de la historia de Irlanda con una visita guiada de 50 minutos alrededor del gran velero Jeanie Johnston y el Famine Museum. Suba a bordo del barco réplica de los muelles de Dublín y reproduzca los pasos que muchos emigrantes siguieron a mediados del siglo XIX, cuando Irlanda cayó en las garras de una hambruna catastrófica y generalizada. Acompañado de un guía, explore las cámaras interiores debajo de la cubierta y aprenda cosas sobre las condiciones miserables que sufrieron los pasajeros durante los viajes originales al otro lado del Océano Atlántico.
This was by far our favorite activity in Dublin. Our guide was knowledgable and we loved listening to the history of the ship, the history of Ireland and looking at all of the beautiful vignettes they have created with mannequins truly placed you back in history.
I traveled with my parents and we wanted to learn more about the Irish history and visiting the clipper was a true experience for it. Our guide was Ray and he was kind enough to give us a comprehensive tour and explanation of the famine museum and of course the origin and whereabouts of the ship. Is a must if you don't know much about the irish immigration.
is really easy to access and we totally recommend it.Thanks Ray!
Excellent tour was given by Ray. The Jeanie Johnston was easy to find. My friend and I found parking almost opposite in the parking structure beside the Hilton Hotel. Ray gave us a good overview of life in Ireland before the famine and some of the issues facing the generally Catholic Irish peasants at the time. He told us about the history of the coffin ships and the unique history of the Jeanie Johnston which safely made 16 journeys from Ireland to America from 1847-1853 without losing any passengers en route. We then learned about the replica ship on which we were standing which was commissioned by the Irish government in 2003 and made her maiden voyage to America under sails in three weeks. Below deck, we heard about what life would have been like on the voyage. There were excellent recreations of life there including some specific stories of the original Jeanie Johnston's passengers. We were given adequate time to look around below deck and take photos. Once above deck, we learned some more about the history of the period. I would highly recommend this tour as it was very informative.
The ship was conveniently located in the city. The story behind the ship gave more details to the history of Irish immigration. If you are in that part of town to see other things its great to include it but wouldn't say it is a must see while in Dublin.