visited La Coruna in Spain, Le Havre in France, Liverpool, Bristol,
Cobh, Cork, Rathmullan, Fenit, Dingle, waterford and Dun Laoghaire
The ship sailed from St.
John's, Newfoundland, on Oct 24th 03, and arrived home to Fenit
in Co. Kerry, Ireland on Nov 6th.
Homecoming Photo Report
Jeanie docked in Belfast for the
Maritime Festival July 2006.
Read Tom Kindre's book - the background to the JJ project
and the trans-Atlantic voyage
Voyage Against All Odds
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October, 2007 - A successful 2007 for the Jeanie Johnston
started with the Santiago de Compostela Pilgrimage from Dingle to
La Coruna in Spain on May 1st, and ended with the Flight of the
Earls Commemorations at Rathmullan and the voyage to Le Havre and
back to Waterford in September.
Highlights of the year included: Maritime Festivals at Dublin Docklands,
Belfast, Liverpool, Bristol The Volvo Regatta at Dun Laoghaire;
Public and private Day Sails out of Dublin, Dun Laoghaire, Cork
and Fenit; Public and private Sail Training Voyages to and from
ports in Ireland, France and Spain. Various on-board functions and
corporate events in Dublin, Dun Laoghaire and Cork. As autumn settled
in and the weather changed the season came to a natural close around
the end of September.
3rd July, 06
- Jeanie was in Belfast for the Maritime Festival over the Bank
holiday weekend, please see the BBC
photo report. The ship's full itinerary for July and August
2006 is now listed, please click the link on the right. Win
tickets to sail on the Jeanie.
20th June, 06
- Riverdance - the famous Irish dancing show - returns to Ireland
this month to perform in the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin and the Riverdance
dance troupe performed Irish dancing on the decks of the Jeanie
Johnston whilst the ship was moored in Dublin. See the photo
report on the Riverdance website.
23rd April 06
- Take a look
at the photos of a trip on the Jeanie Johnston last Autumn,
on Donncha Caoimh's blog. Jeanie is moored in Dublin for the winter,
being serviced and painted for the forthcoming summer sailing season.
The ship's new owners, Dublin Docklands Development authority have
just released a Press
Release about plans for the coming season.
23rd August 05
- Jeanie's tour season for 2005 will culminate in a 10 day crew
sail training voyage to France on September 9th - 8 days at sea
and 2 in France. Please click the 2005 itinerary link on the right
for full details of the remaining port visit to Whitehaven commencing
August 24th and crew sailings to the Isle of Man, Dublin and France.
18th July 05
- Jeanie's enthusiastic participation in the Waterford Tall Ship's
Race included a crew sail to Cherbourg. This year there are two
types of voyages in response to public demand - passenger sails
and crew sails. Crew sail voyages entail sail training with full
participation in all crew duties. Passenger sails are less demanding,
passengers do not go aloft or steer the ship, the ship stays within
3 miles of shore and only sails in fair weather.
12th June 05
- Jeanie's future is now assured. The Dublin Docklands Development
Authority has purchased the ship and intends to use her as a visitor
attraction in Dublin, also undertaking passenger and sail trainee
voyages. Please click
for details of Jeanie's 2005 port visits and sail training and
Jeanie Johnston will feature in the Dublin Docklands Maritime Festival
on June 17th to 19th 2005. For details of this and other venues
for Jeanie during 2005, please see details on the right.
Ships Race at Waterford will truly be a historic occasion with,
for the first time ever, three Irish Tall Ships, Asgard 11, Dunbrody
and Jeanie Johnston taking pride of place amongst almost 100 other
Tall Ships from around the world. The Tall Ships takes place from
6th to 9th July.
1st May 05
- The Jeanie Johnston returned to winter moorings in Cork during
January and the ship is not open to visitors at this time. Jeanie
has been entered in the 2005 Tall Ships Race to be held in Waterford
from July 6th to 9th and we await news of the arrangements for this.
Check the website for the Tall
8th November 04
- The Jeanie Johnston has returned to Dublin's North Wall at Customs
House Quay for November and December and will be open to visitors
daily from 11am to 5pm.
A visit to the ship makes a fascinating school tour, with opportunities
to talk with crew members about Jeanie's voyages and learn about
the famine and emigration. Please ring the project office on 066
7129999 or send an e-mail
to arrange a tour, the cost if €3 euro per student..
1st Octobert 04
- After a successful voyage to La Coruna in Spain last month, Jeanie
returned home to Ireland for a repeat visit to Dun Laoghaire before
docking in Dublin until the New Year. Read the entertaining La Coruna
diaries from crew and sail trainees.
26th August 04
- It has been confirmed that there will be a sail training a voyage
to La Coruna in Spain, leaving Dublin on Friday, September 3rd and
returning from Spain on Monday, September 13th. There are still
a few vacant berths on this last chance to sail aboard the Jeanie
Johnston this year - why not join the crew? Read about experiences
of voyages on the Jeanie Johnston.
To find out more about this opportunity, which costs 1,000 euro
to sail either way, or 1,800 euro return, please see the itinerary
page, then contact the project office at 066 712 9999 or send
an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
20th August 04
- Jeanie is docked in Kinsale in County Cork this weekend, then
she sails to Dun Laoghaire where she will be open to visitors for
the last weekend this month, on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th August.
8th August 04
- After a tremendously successful visit to Dingle over the Bank
Holiday weekend, Jeanie is now docked in Schull in Co. Cork, where
she is a guest at the Calves Week festivities. The ship then sails
to Cobh for the People's Regatta next weekend.
Further port visit dates will be posted on the right, and please
see the Itinerary
page for full details of Jeanie's tour and information about
the 3-day sail training voyages between ports and how to apply.
To read about what's involved in a sail training voyage, please
see the official
6th July 04
- Jeanie Johnston is presently sailing to Galway on a sail training
voyage from Killybegs, after a very successful weekend visit.
23rd June 04
- Jeanie Johnston continues her round Ireland tour with a second
visit to Derry City this weekend, then on to Killybegs. For full
details of the port visits and sail training voyages between ports,
please see the 2004 itinerary
21st May 04
- The Jeanie Johnston will tour Ireland this Summer, beginning with
a visit to Dublin Docklands Maritime Festival on Friday 4th June.
Please check dates and times on the right. Her tour will include
port visits and round Ireland sail training opportunities.
The first sail training voyage of 2004 will leave Dublin on Wednesday,
9th June to arrive in Derry at noon on Saturday 12th. The cost is
300 euro. If you would like to sail onboard the Jeanie Johnston,
please send an e-mail,
or phone 066 712 9999. Regrettably, the the US voyage will not be
going ahead this year.
Would you like Jeanie to visit your port? Any suitable port on the
island of Ireland (minimum 16 foot draft and 90 foot air draft)
which would like Jeanie to attend their Festival or occasion, should
contact Brendan Dinneen by e-mail or on the phone number above.