Honour your Irish ancestors with The Power of a Name

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum invites people of Irish heritage all over the world to bring their ancestors name back to Irish shores to celebrate St Patrick’s 2021

Every emigrant who left Irish shores took one very important thing with them, something that gave them their strength, their identity, their power to change the world and something that they would pass on to future generations – their name. By adding the names of people who emigrated from Ireland, EPIC is giving the millions of people of Irish descent an opportunity to reconnect their ancestor’s name with their homeland.

“Every person who left Ireland is part of our emigration history.” says Patrick Greene, CEO and Museum Director of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. “The life they started in a new country is part of the impact of the Irish abroad and this exhibition aims to pay tribute to them and spotlight a powerful part of their story – their name. These journeys were not taken lightly and this exhibition marks the decisions they made to leave and celebrates the journeys they made and the lives they went on to build.”

The Power of a Name exhibition

People can add their name via the EPIC website by clicking here. As well as their names, the exhibition will include where they emigrated from and the year they left. The exhibition is situated in the Connections gallery in EPIC.

For those who would like to explore their Irish roots in more detail, we’ve partnered with our friends at the Irish Family History Centre to create a range of free online resources to help get you started. Their team of professional genealogists have helped thousands of people begin their family history journey, and to overcome the many obstacles and difficulties people encounter along the way.

If you need help taking those first steps, or in overcoming the roadblocks in your way, they offer personalised genealogy consultations online via video call.

To find out more about how the expert team at the Irish Family History Centre can help you, click here. Everyone who takes part in The Power of a Name will be entered into a draw to win an online genealogy consultation with the Irish Family History Centre!