EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
CHQ, Custom House Quay, North Dock, Dublin, D01 T6K4, Ireland
| +353 1 906 0861
Sun - Sat 10am - 5pm
The story of the Irish around the globeThe island of Ireland has a history of emigration - a million people emigrated during famine times, and today on the US census, 40 million people have Irish roots, with a figure of around 70m worldwide. Epic is the world's first digital museum where, through a series of interactive exhibits, you can learn the stories of the Irish around the world, and their input and influence on everything from art, culture and music to sports, science and even politics (22 US presidents have claimed Irish roots).
The museum is self-guided so you can spend as much time as you like in each section, there's a separate genealogy service at the end for those tracing their Irish roots and the whole setting in the vaults of Dublin's old dockside warehouse at CHQ adds to the experience.