Educational Resources


Now you can introduce your students to the richness and diversity of the stories featured in our museum, no matter where you are.

At EPIC we want to share the story of Ireland and Irish emigration with as many people as possible, so we have created a range of virtual educational experiences, from our downloadable EPIC Explorers History-at-Home Packs to online workshops/lectures and informative videos that you can share with your class.

History-at-home Series

Easter Pack

The ‘Irish in Science’ Pack

​Did you know that the Irish contribution to science can be traced back thousands of years? Download our latest History-at-Home Pack and find out how our achievements in science have helped shape the world today. Perhaps you will one day become a Nobel prize-winner like Jocelyn Bell Burnell!

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Online Resources History at Home Easter Rising

Easter Rising Pack

Along with the traditional celebrations that take place in Ireland around Easter time, it is also a very important time to remember Irish history. This is because on Easter Monday in 1916, an event happened in Ireland known today as the ‘Easter Rising’.

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Online Resources History at Home Genealogy

The Genealogy Pack

Discover the fascinating world of genealogy, its history & how it’s used today. Discover how your budding genealogy detectives can put together your family tree with the help of the family. Includes puzzles, quizzes & games for children 8+.

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Online Resources History at Home Great Famine

The Great Famine Pack

Discover the conditions and circumstances that led to The Great Famine of 1845 – 1852, and caused the death of 1 million people and another 1.5 million to leave Ireland. Includes puzzles, quizzes and games for children 8+.

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Online Resources History at Home Explorers

Explorers Pack

Unearth the world of Irish Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton, concoct your own Arctic snowstorm and uncover the Irishwoman who became Britain’s first female commercial pilot. Includes puzzles, quizzes and games for children 8+.

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Online Resources History at Home Computer Scientists

Computer Scientists Pack

Discover the awe-inspiring history of computer science, meet Irish computer programmer Kay McNulty and learn how to ‘speak computer’ using your favourite emojis! Includes puzzles, quizzes and games for children 8+.

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St Brigid’s Day​ Pack

Discover the history of St. Brigid, and how the arrival of Spring heralded new beginnings for the Celts. Learn all about the traditions enjoyed on the day through word searches, trivia quizzes and activities and such as making your own Brigid’s Cross.

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Halloween Pack

Discover how Halloween was shaped through Irish Emigration with fun quizzes, puzzles, games and more in our latest History-at-Home pack! Discover Halloween’s roots in Ireland’s ancient Celtic Festival, Samhain, and learn about the Irish folktale of Stingy Jack.

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Christmas Activity Pack

Discover the history of Christmas, from the ancient festivals of the Celts and the Romans, the celebration of the birth of Jesus, to the festivities we all enjoy today Learn about the Christmas traditions enjoyed here in Ireland and in other countries.

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EPIC Characters in 30 seconds

Online Resources EPIC Characters Shackleton

Ernest Shackleton

Ernest Shackleton made three expeditions to Antarctica where he climbed an active volcano and survived the sinking of his ship.

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Online Resources EPIC Characters Mother Jones

Mother Jones

“Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living” – Mother Jones was a fearless fighter who campaigned tirelessly for worker’s rights.

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Online Resources EPIC Characters Mary Mallon

Typhoid Mary

Mary Mallon was one of history’s most famous infectious disease carriers and spent 26 years in forced isolation.

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Some of our favourite videos

Online Resources Herstory Heroine

Who’s your Herstory Heroine?

What Irish women do you think have blazed a trail across the world? Who has broken conventions and pushed the boundaries for women to excel and advance in various fields? Who would you choose?

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Online Resources Women's Plinth

Do you think there should be more statues of women?

Only seven out of 200 public artworks in Dublin city are dedicated to Irish women. To help right this wrong, we placed an empty plinth in the middle of O’Connell Street, and asked the public what women they feel deserve to recognised.

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Online Resources Slime Lab

How to make green slime

There’s a slime and a place for getting messy! Watch our seriously slimy science lab video and learn how to your very own green slime. St. Patrick may have kicked out the snakes but we can definitely bring back some of the slime!

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Online Resources Herstory Heroine

Tiny Tots Space Adventure

Suitable for ages 4 – 6 years old, join us for a journey of galactic proportions in this engaging storytelling session. Design your space suit, choose your vehicle, visit the International Space Station and the moon, and help your team discover a brand new star, all before home time! 

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Online Resources Women's Plinth

EPIC Explorers Space Camp

​Do you have what it takes to be the next astronaut in the making? Welcome cadets to EPIC Space Camp! Suitable for ages 7 – 12 years old, discover all about how Irish people have shaped space science through a series of engaging tasks.

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