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STORY COLLECTION

Have your sporting souvenirs and stories shared throughout Europe

DATE: 14 August
TIME: 10am - 5pm
WHERE: EPIC
COST: FREE

Do you have a sporting story or sports souvenir that you are proud of? Share it with us to have it included in the Europeana Sport collection. 

If you have a piece of sporting memorabilia or sporting memory you think other fans would be interested in, let us know. It will be shared as part of Europe’s biggest online cultural collection and be recognised as part of Ireland’s sporting history.

If you have souvenir programmes, tickets, medals, photographs, jerseys, keepsakes, song sheets or other sporting memorabilia you’d like to submit as part of this collection, please do share them with us. We’d love to hear the stories connected with them.

Whether you’re a spectator or a player, whether part of a team or competing alone and whether your experiences or memories are of local games or national events, we would welcome your participation. If you have a story about sports you think other people would appreciate or enjoy, or there’s a local player, organiser or team you think should be celebrated across Europe, let us know! 

Europeana Sport brings stories of our personal sporting activities and achievements together with archive material, sharing the story of Europe through our sporting activities in the past and the present. Throughout 2021, Europeana, along with museums, galleries, libraries and archives across Europe, will raise awareness of the diversity of Europe’s sporting heritage through creative and online activities. 

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is collecting stories of Irish sports at home and abroad to be highlighted and digitally preserved in this unique collection, available to students, academics, media and everyone interested in Irish sporting memories. 

We invite you to tell us about any or all of the following: 

  • Being part of a team 
  • History and memories of your local sports club
  • Sports at school
  • Supporting a team or a sports person 
  • A sporting event you have been part of 
  • A sporting event you attended
  • Local sports heroes who deserve to be celebrated

How to share your story:

We are holding our second collection day in EPIC at The chq Building on Saturday, 14 August between 10am and 5pm. You will meet a member of our team who will record your submission and help ensure we have all the information needed.

Please bring any photographs, memorabilia, souvenirs or prizes you might have – they will be carefully photographed and returned to you.

You can book an appointment here. 

Each interview will be conducted with full social distancing measures in place. Our team members will wear masks and sanitiser will be used and available to you. You can read more about our Health and Safety Measures here.

Alternatively, please share your sporting story online here. Each submission will be read by a member of the EPIC team and if we need more information, we will let you know.

We can also arrange a story appointment via Zoom. If you would like to do this or have any questions about taking part, please email us at museum@epicchq.com

If you have any questions about taking part, please email us at: museum@epicchq.com.