Jeanie being built at Blennerville
Built at Blennerville
Jeanie at Fenit pier
Fitted at Fenit Pier
Jeanie's sea trials
Jeanie's Sea Trials

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Irish emigration also Kerry genealogy and tourism,
accommodation and Irish general interest

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Jeanie Johnston websites and Irish emigration websites
  • Project Jeanie Johnston
        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.

  • Famine Ship Records
    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.

  • US Coastguard Auxiliary
    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.

  • An Gorta Mor Memorial
        This memorial is built at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia where many famine ships landed in the US, including the Jeanie Johnston.

  • History of Grosse Ile
    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".

  • The Famine Cottage
    An authentic famine era cottage situated on the Dingle peninsula has been opened to tourists as a museum.

  • Strokestown Park House & Famine Museum, Co. Roscommon
    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.

  • New York Irish Network
    Background to the Jeanie Johnston project from the extensive site detailing all things Irish for those living in New York.

    Kerry Genealogy websites
  • Dingle Genealogy Helper
        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.

  • Kerry section of Rootsweb
        The Kerry section of the Irish Genealogical Society's site, Rootsweb. Plenty of links to parish records and other online resources.

  • Kerry Routes/Lost Trails
        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.

  • Your Irish Roots: Irish Genealogy, Irish Surname & Irish Coat of Arms
        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 interest Dingle 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.

  • Kerry Links
    A comprehensive listing of websites, all relating to County Kerry.

    Nautical & sailing websites
  • Tall Ships Magazine
    Read all about tall ships and their history from around the world, there is also some beautiful photography.

  • The Lord Nelson
    The Jeanie Johnston's new Master, Tom McCarthy, captained the Lord Nelson for two years. Read about this tall ship.

  • Replica Ships Worldwide
    A useful resource, detailing the world's replica ships, with constructions details and links to their websites.

  • H.M.S. Rose
    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.

  • Tall Ships International
    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.

  • USS Constitution Museum
    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's Ketch
    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.

  • Martin Jefferey Nautical Carving
    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
  • Courtyard Irish Cottages
    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.

  • Nulty's Cottages
    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
    Discount hotels - reservation services from HotelClub, includes Irish Hotels. Lowest hotel rates and exceptional customer service.

  • Gleann Doire Holiday Homes
    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
  • Kerry Gifts
    Jeanie Johnston tee-shirts, mugs and mousemats for sale. Irish jewellery and gifts catalogue coming soon!

  • Irish Gifts - Irish
    A collection of quality Irish gifts and products, we bring a bit of Ireland to wherever you may be.

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