The Jeanie Johnston — Famine Ship


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The Jeanie Johnston — Famine Ship

Step on board this life-size replica of a 19th-century ship and learn the humbling history of Ireland's famine refugees. In this dark time in Ireland's history, over 1.5 million Irish people fled to other countries on so-called "Famine Ships". Explore the cramped quarters where 250 passengers shared lodgings and meet the intriguing characters who once made this hazardous journey.

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Dublin's streets are a busy mix of past and present. This city has always inspired writers, visitors, and political firebrands alike. To walk these streets is to journey through history–from the city's Viking roots by the banks of the river Liffey to its atmospheric medieval churches with their mummified remains and holy relics. The more recent architecture includes the gracious Georgian streets, as well as museums, theatres, and several parks where one can escape the hustle and bustle of city life.