Jeanie Johnston, Irish Famine Ship at Dublin Port

Irish famine ship Jeanie Johnston pictured on the River Liffey, Dublin Port January 2004.
The replica 19th century tall ship which was created as a sail training vessel also has an on board museum which recounts the tragic history of the 19th century Irish famine years. The original Jeanie Johnston made its maiden voyage on 24 April 1848 to Quebec in Canada with 193 famine emigrants.
 
Jeanie Johnston 19th century tall ship on River Liffey Dublin
Jeanie Johnston 19th century tall ship on River Liffey Dublin.

 
During the Irish famine years between 1848-1855 the ship saved over 2,500 people from starvation at home, bringing them safely across the Atlantic. The Jeanie Johnston also has the distinction of being the only famine ship to have never lost the lives of any passengers while at sea.

Jeanie Johnston Irish famine ship, Dublin port Ireland
Jeanie Johnson moored at Dublin Docklands 2004.
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