Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship & Famine Museum
The Story of a proud Irish Emigrant ShipA step aboard the Jeanie Johnston is a step towards understanding the daunting experience of the millions of people who crossed the Atlantic in tall ships, seeking survival and hope in the “New World” of North America.
This ship is an accurate replica of the original Jeanie Johnston, which sailed between Tralee in Co. Kerry and North America between 1847 and 1855. During that time it carried 2,500 people on the seven week journey – and despite the hardships and risks, no lives were lost on any of its trips.
The replica gives a vivid sense of the challenges faced by emigrants as they fled from poverty and famine and were thrown together with strangers in cramped conditions, braving a 3,000 mile voyage buffeted by gales and harsh seas.
The ship is is docked at Custom House Quay in Dublin’s city centre and is OPEN FOR VISITORS with guided tours being conducted daily.
A tour of the re-created Jeanie Johnston enables visitors to see what it was like on board a wooden tall ship during the Famine era. It conveys a deep sense of history and is a memorable experience for all who come on board.
NEW YEARS EVE 2013
FROM SCATTERING TO GATHERING
THE SCATTERING is Sean Keane’s musical journey that celebrates the Irish Diaspora throughout
the world - across Europe along the Rhine with St Columbanus, across Australia, and onto the
barricades of labour protest in the United States. It is a story told through the songs of Irish emigrants.
In this year of the great GATHERING which has made those of Irish descent more aware than ever
of their Irish heritage, Sean will perform a unique show on New Year’s Eve on board the Jeanie
Johnston in the heart of Dublin on Custom House Quay.
On the nights, Sean will perform songs and tell stories about emigration and Irish emigrants - their
adventures, triumphs, sorrows, and experiences.
The Jeanie Johnston, being a replica of the ships that worked on the Atlantic during the great era of
sail will place the show in context.
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