Epic Ireland is Dublin’s dramatic new visitor experience that celebrates the unique global journey of the Irish people. This world-class exhibition tells the story of the Irish people around the world using state-of-the-art technology to deliver incredible visual stories with a high level of interactivity. 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.Located in the beautiful vaults of the iconic chq Building, situated on Custom House Quay in the centre of Dublin, visitors will follow a path through 20 immersive and interactive galleries illuminating the story of Ireland’s communities overseas - past, present and future. The galleries are organized 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.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.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 which will be operated by The Irish Family History Centre, 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.
The Chq Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1
1 Jan - 31 Dec
(subject to change)