Jeanie Johnston to sail to Dublin

The Jeanie Johnston will sail to Dublin next week to take part in the docklands maritime festival. It’s part of a tour of the country which the replica famine ship will undertake in the coming weeks. A crew will sign on in Dublin on June 9th and depart for Derry. Earlier this month, the board of the Jeanie Johnston announced the ship would have to be sold unless more support was forthcoming from the government. It also plans a second trans-atlantic voyage to showcase the Jeanie.