Epic Ireland is a dramatic new interactive visitor experience showcasing the unique global journey of the Irish people.
Founded by County Down man Neville Isdell, Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company from 2004 to 2009, the exhibition is “the story of 10 million journeys and the roots of 70 million people”, and comprises 20 interactive galleries focussing on Irish communities worldwide, past, present, and future.
See how we Irish have influenced (and continue to influence) the world, without forsaking our identity, in the fields of politics, the arts, business, science, and medicine.
Upon arrival you will receive a souvenir passport, and embark on a journey of discovery of how migration shaped our country, through the experiences of those who left this country because of war, poverty, oppression, or the desire for adventure in other lands.
Conal Harvey, Managing Director, Epic Ireland says: “The vision and objective of Epic Ireland is to be the essential first port of call for visitors to Ireland, the first piece of orientation for any trip. Its purpose is to tell untold epic stories in a unique, highly entertaining and informative way.”
He continues “Epic Ireland provides the opportunity to celebrate and enhance the connectivity between Ireland and those who left, but benefitted from being Irish. It will also enables those with no connection to Ireland or its diaspora to have the opportunity to understand this story of the Irish people and why emigration looms so large in the Irish consciousness both in the past and today.”
As well as the high-tech interactive exhibition, Epic Ireland will also offer a state-of-the-art genealogy centre operated by Eneclann, Ireland’s leading genealogical services provider. In addition to extensive, easy to use research facilities, the genealogy centre will also offer the latest DNA testing to help visitors explore their Irish roots.
Epic Ireland opens on Saturday, 7th May, running until Saturday, 3rd September. Tickets cost €16 and may be reserved online. Concessions are also available. Opening hours 9am to 7pm throughout the week (last admission 6pm).
Come and visit this extraordinary high tech and emotive exhibition in the historic vaults of The chq Building in Dublin, and explore this untold story.
The chq Building
Custom House Quay
Tel: 01 531 3688
All photos courtesy Epic Ireland