Jeanie Johnston Ireland Web Launch

The Ireland Canada Story is an initiative which celebrates all aspects of the Ireland Canada relationship including history & heritage, arts & culture and business and tourism. The launch of the website of the Ireland Canada Story took place last Monday on-board the Jeanie Johnston.

This website aims to become a central source of information and a meeting place for everyone with Ireland and Canada in common. It provides information to explore the long history shared between our two countries.

The Ireland Canada story is envisaged to become a multimedia project which will have a role in the promotion of Ireland in Canada and as such act a promotional vehicle for business and tourism. The Story will be told through an interactive, multimedia initiative including; a unique APP, a television documentary, accompanying book and educational resources, the website being the first resource in this regard.

The Story is about adventure, discovery and enterprise, the main aim of which is to trace the history of the Irish in Canada, celebrate common ground and acknowledge the contribution of the Irish in Canada.

The Jeanie Johnston is docked at Custom House Quay in Dublin. To step aboard is to take a step to understanding the experience of many millions who made the 3,000 mile Atlantic crossing in the hope of a better life. Many people travelled to North America on the Jeanie Johnston during the Famine “Black 47” so it was very fitting that the launch took place aboard this shipping vessel which is of such historic significance to Ireland. For more information visit the website www.theirelandcanadastory.com