Jeanie Johnston Ship Model (1848 Ireland) | Large Scale

Jeanie Johnston ship model in large scale
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Model of the Jeanie Johnston ship docked in Dublin
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Jeanie Johnston Ship Model (1848 Ireland) | Large Scale

Overall size: 93 x 70 cm


SKU: 257

Jeanie Johnston ship model in large scale

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Overall dimensions:

Length: 36.61" (93 cm)
Width: 10.62" (27 cm)
Height: 27.55" (70 cm)

Hull size: 66 cm / 26"

A stunning ship model of the Irish tall ship Jeanie Johnston docked in Dublin.

  • The model ship is handmade from hardwood.

  • This large scale Jeanie Johnston model ship has a detailed decking and rigging.

  • This model tall ship is sold fully built including the sails. 

  • Not a kit.

  • Comes with an engraved name plate and is supported by a solid wooden stand.

  • Dispatched from Bristol or free Click & Collect.

Models are shipped via DHL and shipping costs are as follows:

UK mainland and Northern Ireland @ £10.50
The Scottish Highlands & Channel Islands @ £35.10
Ireland @ £102.00

We ship internationally. Please email us to request a delivery charge to your country.

Shipping cost doesn't include customs clearance, import taxes, duty or VAT. The buyer will be liable for payment of all import charges applicable in their respective country. Each country has a different tax rate. We advise buyers to check their government website for further information.

There are no extra charges to be paid for deliveries to Northern Ireland.

The "Jeanie Johnston" is one of the most famous Irish "famine ships," and its story is deeply intertwined with the history of the Irish Potato Famine and the waves of emigration that it sparked.

The Jeanie Johnston was a three-masted barque that was built in Quebec, Canada, in 1847. The ship was purchased by Irish merchants John Donovan & Sons of Tralee, County Kerry, for the purpose of trading and also to carry passengers from Ireland to North America.

Between 1848 and 1855, the Jeanie Johnston made 16 voyages to North America, carrying over 2,500 Irish emigrants, primarily to the United States and Canada. Remarkably, despite the treacherous transatlantic journey and the desperate conditions many of its passengers were in, there is no record of any passenger dying aboard the Jeanie Johnston, which was exceptional for famine ships of the period.

After its years of service, the Jeanie Johnston was eventually sold to a UK firm and was last seen in 1858. In the 2000s, a replica of the Jeanie Johnston was constructed in Tralee, Co. Kerry, and it is now moored in Dublin as a museum ship, serving as a testament to the harrowing journeys undertaken by Irish emigrants during the famine.

The story of the Jeanie Johnston is a reminder of the hardships faced by those fleeing the Great Famine, but also a symbol of hope, resilience, and the pursuit of a better life in a new land.

Watch the Jeanie Johnston story on this magnificent YouTube documentary.

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