Our family-friendly state of the art museum is suitable for all ages. Cutting-edge interactive technology brings visitors on a journey through the Irish emigration experience, acquainting them with the influence the Irish have brought to bear worldwide in the areas of sport, culture, art, politics, activism, charity, science, and many more. The exhibition is made up of twenty galleries which are each individually themed, and fall under the headings of Migration (Galleries 1-2), Motivation (Galleries 4-7), Influence (Galleries 8-18) and Diaspora Today (Galleries 19-20). EPIC is located in the restored vaults of CHQ in Dublin’s Custom House Quarter. It was officially opened on May 6th 2016 by founder Neville Isdell and former President of Ireland Mary Robinson. EPIC aims to reflect the past, and to invite visitors from across the globe to discover heretofore unknown connections.
Dublin’s Docklands Today
Dublin’s Docklands’ History
Dublin’s Docklands have been a constant hive of activity dating back to Viking times. CHQ, formerly known as Stack A, or the Tobacco Store, was built between 1817 and 1820 to store valuable cargos of tobacco, tea and spirits. Designed by the Scottish engineer John Rennie with his son of the same name working as his principal assistant, this industrial masterpiece had the largest pre-20th century clear floor space in Dublin City. The building was made famous when it hosted the Crimean War Banquet in 1856, celebrating the return of 3,000 Irish soldiers.