EPIC today reached a landmark 250,000 visitors. To all of our visitors so far, a quarter of a million thank yous!
Congratulations to Dana Rush, our 250,000th visitor. Hailing from Amarillo, Texas, this is Dana’s first visit to Ireland from the USA. She is visiting with her husband Avery, son Tarin and family friend Gabriel. Dana only recently discovered that she has Irish ancestry and is finding out more about these connections with the team at the Irish Family History Centre.
Dana will be visiting Dublin, Wicklow and Kilkenny during her trip with tour guide Mick Coghlan of All Ireland Vacations. As a big fan of the historical television series ‘Vikings’ that is filmed in Ireland, she might get to see some of the locations.
Neville Isdell, Founder and Chairman of EPIC, says: “I’m immensely proud to have reached this milestone in EPIC’s growth. We tell an essential Irish story and I’m delighted to see we are fast becoming a go-to destination for visitors to our island and Irish people alike. It has been a huge team effort and we look forward to welcoming the next 250,000 visitors.”
A fully digital museum, EPIC uncovers the dramatic and inspiring stories of the Irish people who travelled the world, reliving some of their greatest achievements in music, literature, sport, politics, fashion and science.
Mervyn Greene, Museum and Managing Director of EPIC, says: “This achievement is a testament to our amazing staff whose warmth, knowledge and professionalism ensure that visitors have a memorable experience here. As a relatively new kid on the block, it’s fantastic for EPIC to have gotten recognition from TripAdvisor, Time Out and National Geographic as among their top museums in Ireland. Dublin tourism continues to grow and we’re delighted to be welcoming more visitors from around the world to Docklands.”
Since opening in May 2016, the interactive museum that tells the story of how the Irish influenced and shaped the world has welcomed visitors from around the globe. On a typical day, the museum welcomes Irish and international visitors, school groups, international language schools, tour groups and active retired groups. A wide range of nationalities visits the museum every day, hailing from the USA to Australia, China to Brazil, Germany to France, Canada to the UK, and many other countries in-between.