Who has gone the extra mile to help others during Covid-19? Nominate them to be in our #EPICIrish exhibition.
Help us salute the help that Irish people have given around the world at this time.
We are collecting the experiences and stories of the Irish people who have helped others during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Though history has meant the Irish are no strangers to separation and distance, we have never lost the spirit that brings us together. There’s always been a collective movement whether in Bandon or Boston to contribute; to the local community, county and country – wherever we may find ourselves.
Around the world Irish people have stepped up to help others – working on the front line, volunteering in hospitals and care settings, donating their factories and workforces to making PPE, developing tech solutions to health problems and gathering communities together to raise funds for those who need them.
Children have painted rainbows in their front windows to cheer their neighbours. Appreciation for front line workers is displayed on tricolours hung from balconies. Teachers have devised innovative class activities for children at home. Musicians and artists have raised spirits by entertaining from their homes. Worldwide, volunteers have made the enforced isolation and distance easier to bear by delivering groceries, medication and support to those most at risk.
We want to ensure the stories of generosity, kindness, innovation and support during this time are acknowledged and preserved for future generations. Help us find and recognise the people making a difference, big or small, making their contribution part of the #EPICIrish exhibition.
How our collection works?
As a storytelling museum, EPIC wants to build a collection of stories that show how the Irish at home and abroad are making a difference during the global Covid-19 pandemic.
If you would like to nominate someone who have made a difference, or tell your own story, use the online form below to submit the story narrative, as well as audio clips, video, and/or photographs. Our museum team will review all submissions. Selected stories will be featured on our website and social media platforms and may be included in our exhibition.
What makes a suitable inclusion?
If you have experienced, witnessed or participated in something that helped others, we want to hear from you. Please don’t just tell us what happened. Tell us how it made you and others feel.
Your nomination or story could be informed by a special personal experience, an anecdote about family life, or a story about your town or community or someone who has made a significant difference to the lives of others during the crisis. It could also be a video, a performance, a reading or an artwork that inspired you and made you feel a little less isolated. If you think it’s good enough for our Museum, we’d love you to share it.
Big or small, the acts of generosity, kindness or community service where others have been helped and the Spirit that the Irish are renowned for is featured are ideal for our exhibition. Add photos and audio or video clips to enhance your story. Please be sure to include the names of any places that are important in your story.
Who can I nominate?
Please nominate anyone who has made a difference to others during this time. You don’t need to know the person or people personally to suggest them for inclusion. Equally, you are invited to nominate yourself and share your own story.
Important notes and guidelines for submissions
We will read each nomination and submission to see how it might be used in our exhibition. We may need to contact you for more details.
Submission of your story via our online form does not guarantee inclusion in the exhibition or publication on our website.. All decisions about the inclusion of submitted stories are at the sole discretion of the EPIC curatorial team. You will be notified by email of the status of your submission after the EPIC curators have reviewed and processed your story.
You should not submit content that is off-topic, partisan-political, contains expletives or personal attacks, or is otherwise unlawful, threatening, abusive, discriminatory, defamatory, obscene, false, pornographic, or that infringes on the rights of any third party.
Submit the form below to nominate your #EPICIrish hero