Built at Blennerville
Fitted at Fenit Pier
Jeanie's Sea Trials
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The new official website for the project, based in the Blennerville, Tralee. This site has all the latest news and information about the Jeanie Johnston, plus history and background to the project.
Check the original Jeanie Johnston's records to find out if your ancestors travelled across the Atlantic on the ship. The initial query is free, and further enquiries carry a modest charge.
The CG Aux have unofficially adopted the Jeanie Johnston. Here you can read articles by Tom Kindre, who is crewing on Jeanie's transatlantic voyage. The site also details the Tall Ships events, in which Jeanie will participate in the future.
This memorial is built at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia where many famine ships landed in the US, including the Jeanie Johnston.
An excerpt from an article telling of the plight of Irish emigrants of famine times who landed at Grosse Ile in Canada, taken from "The Irish in Canada - the untold story".
An authentic famine era cottage situated on the Dingle peninsula has been opened to tourists as a museum.
This beautiful 18th century house and pleasure gardens is open to the public. It houses a famine museum which features actual letters from that era written by tenants of the Strokestown estate, and an extensive range of authentic documents and images. Jim Callery, who is crewing on the Jeanie Johnston's entire Ireland to US voyage, owns and runs this fascinating visitor attraction.
Background to the Jeanie Johnston project from the extensive site detailing all things Irish for those living in New York.
Kerry Genealogy websites
An enthusiastic and helpful site maintained by a descendent of a family who left County Kerry during the famine times. Focusing on the Dingle Peninsula and West Kerry region.
The Kerry section of the Irish Genealogical Society's site, Rootsweb. Plenty of links to parish records and other online resources.
This site is run by Kerry Kate, a native of Tralee, Co. Kerry now living in Canada. She operates her own web-based genealogy business from her site, specialising in helping people trace their Kerry ancestors. Kate will be moderating our new Genealogy Forum here at Focus Kerry, which will be up and running soon.
Irish Genealogy research - Irish surname history and Irish Coat of Arms, Ancestor Reports, plus information on tracing your Irish Ancestors.
Kerry tourism and websites of interestDingle Peninsula Holiday Guide
A new resource for visitors to the Dingle Peninsula in West Kerry. This site details accommodation of all types, places to visit, the area's history, and also has a comprehensive business directory. The site is attractively laid out and easy to navigate and read.
A comprehensive listing of websites, all relating to County Kerry.
Nautical & sailing websites
Read all about tall ships and their history from around the world, there is also some beautiful photography.
The Jeanie Johnston's new Master, Tom McCarthy, captained the Lord Nelson for two years. Read about this tall ship.
A useful resource, detailing the world's replica ships, with constructions details and links to their websites.
This comprehensive website for the world's largest active wooden sailing vessel has a unique virtual tour of the interior and the exterior of the ship. America's only Class-A size civilian Tall Ship, Rose's mission is providing a variety of educational, at-sea adventure programs to the general public.
There are some beautiful photos of tall ships on this site, you can order the Tall Ships Calendar for next year, or buy a book of photographs.
This museum is in Boston, Massachusetts commemorates the history of Old Ironsides. USS Constitution, at 204 years old, is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world.
Captain Neill is seeking interested people to crew on voyages on his 60 foot ketch. The website has full specifications of the boat and details the voyage plans.
A website showcasing Martin's woodcarving talents, all with a maritime theme. Martin is based in Australia and is available to make specially commissioned carvings.
Recommended Irish Accommodation websites
Six luxury stone-built cottages set in a restored Courtyard in Blennerville, Co. Kerry. The award winning self catering development is very family friendly, with sports night and barbecue weekly in the Summer. Complimentary pony rides, tennis court, playground and pets are welcome. Highly recommended.
Four self catering cottages set on a working farm in Co. Kilkenny. 4 star accommodation in these converted traditional farm buildings, now beautifully furnished cottages with every modern convenience.
Discount hotels - reservation services from HotelClub, includes Irish Hotels. Lowest hotel rates and exceptional customer service.
A 4-star development of three traditional cottage style houses at Kerry Head, near Ballyheigue, North Kerry. Overlooking Ballyheigue Bay, the cottages have three bedrooms and sleep up to six guests.
Irish Gifts & Merchandise
Jeanie Johnston tee-shirts, mugs and mousemats for sale. Irish jewellery and gifts catalogue coming soon!
A collection of quality Irish gifts and products, we bring a bit of Ireland to wherever you may be.