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10:00am – 5:00pm, 14 March – 12 April 

Have you ever wondered what life was like aboard a ship for nineteenth-century emigrants or how seventeenth century Irish merchants began their trading in wine, salt and wool? This new exhibition will explore the history of the Irish at sea and their stories of adventure, opportunity and tragedy.

EPIC has a fascinating upcoming program of events taking place inspired by the theme of Storytelling, including a panel discussion with History Ireland Hedge School, family craft and interactive story workshops with award winning writer, Sarah Webb, and a songs, stories and performance event entitled Gnás: ‘Thousand Are Sailing’ which explores the theme of emigration which runs through the Irish folk arts.

Exhibition free as part of admission ticket to EPIC

Image: Bigger & McDonald Collection, Derry Central Library. Courtesy of Libraries NI.