EPIC is the story of 10 million journeys and the roots of 70 million people. The exhibition captures the footprint of the global Irish family in 20 interactive galleries that illuminate the incredible tales of Irish communities, past, present and future. Visit EPIC to engage in a high-tech emotional experience that is awe-inspiring, up-lifting and thought-provoking.
Enter the exhibition with your newly-issued souvenir Passport in hand and embark on a journey of discovery of how migration shaped Ireland through the experiences of those who left. You can even share your own memories too.
Learn about the reasons why so many left Ireland over the centuries – war, poverty, famine, adventure, hope, ambition, liberty, love, family, religion, oppression, crime – discover where they went and what they did, and explore the relationship between them and those who stayed behind.
Celebrate how the Irish have influenced world culture and still define Irish identity through music, literature, art, politics, business, science and medicine. You will also meet some rogues and chancers who departed Irish shores.
Explore how today’s emigrants maintain their sense of identity and connect to their heritage and homeland. Express your own opinions on identity and tell us about your experiences of emigration. Your story will become part of the EPIC experience.