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Epic Homecoming Set for Jeanie Johnston

12th September 2017
Jeanie Johnston may be relocated to a new nearby berth alongside the Epic Ireland museum along Dublin's North Wall Quays. Jeanie Johnston may be relocated to a new nearby berth alongside the Epic Ireland museum along Dublin's North Wall Quays. Photo: JEHAN ASHMORE

#tallships - A €15m Irish replica famine ship, Jeanie Johnston may be on the move to a new berth alongside the Epic Ireland museum on the north Dublin quays.

As the UK's The Times writes, Dublin city council is assessing the possibility of moving the ship from Custom House Quay to a location closer to the Seán O’Casey bridge. It said a move would give the ship “a better visual presence when looking from the city centre” and from the southside of the city.

A move would bring the ship closer to Epic, a €12m attraction funded by the Irish-born former Coca-Cola boss Neville Isdell and opened last year with the help of “Maureen O’Hara”, played by Fidget Feet performer Aisling Ni Cheallaigh.

“This proposal is at an early stage and no final… to read for more register details from the newspapers website here.

 

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