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Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship Famine Story


The Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship Famine Story consists of a 50 minute tour where you are transported back in time to join the poverty stricken Irish emigrants of the mid 19th Century.

This was during the time of The Great Famine or the Great Hunger - a period of mass starvation, disease, and emigration in Ireland between 1845 and 1852. It is sometimes referred to, mostly outside Ireland, as the Irish Potato Famine. During the famine, approximately 1 million people died and a million more emigrated from Ireland,causing the island's population to fall by between 20% and 25%. Through the Jeanie Johnston experience you can retrace the steps of these Irish emigrants as they boarded the sturdy ship for the difficult transatlantic voyage and an uncertain future in the 'New World.'

Indulge in even more Irish history at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum - that can be found right beside The Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship. 

Call 01 888 7899 or email [email protected] for availability and pricing.