Dramatic New Interactive Visitor Experience to tell untold Epic Stories of Irish Diaspora
Just opened in the vaults of The chq Building in the heart of Dublin’s docklands and an 8 minute walk from O’Connell Bridge, Epic Ireland is a museum re-imagined. It brings together real-life accounts of some of the most remarkable tales of Irish men and women’s sacrifice, endurance, adventure and discovery the world has ever known and state-of-the-art high-tech installations to create an unforgettable experience for all ages.
Designed by Event Communications, the multi-award winning designers of Titanic Belfast, Epic Ireland tells the authentic and epic story of 10 million journeys and the roots of 70 million people
The galleries are organised into 4 compelling themes of migration, motivation, influence and connection. These themes explore the stories of adventure and tragedy that have shaped the narrative of Irish emigration – why people through the ages have left Ireland; the extraordinary influence of the Irish abroad in politics, business, science, sport and the arts; and how the technology of today has changed the emigrant experience.
As well as the high tech interactive exhibition, Epic Ireland will also offer a state-of-the-art genealogy centre which is operated by Eneclann, Ireland’s leading genealogical services provider, helping visitors explore their Irish roots.
Epic Ireland was founded by Neville Isdell, former Chairman and CEO of Coca Cola and member of the Irish diaspora himself. Neville left Ulster with his parents for Northern Rhodesia in the mid-1950s and has subsequently lived and worked outside Ireland for more than sixty years.
The chq Building is only 500 m from O’Connell Bridge and offers a wide range of cafes and bistros all under one roof plus a retail shop with lots of gifts and bespoke goods.
Only open 6 weeks and we are already #21 or 433 things to do in Dublin
What they said so far …..
“This is by far the most interactive tourist exhibit that I have ever been to. It brings Irish culture and heritage to life”
“Epic Ireland is one of the most wonderful additions to Dublin”
“This is a great addition to Dublin for Irish locals, returning emigrants and anyone curious about the Irish Diaspora”
“Really magical with the use of technology, one day all museums and attractions will be like this!”