While we welcome visitors and tours from America, Britain, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Spain and further afield for tours of the Museum in Dublin for St Patrick’s Day, we also welcomed Dignitaries including An Taoiseach, Government Ministers and representatives of Ireland abroad in the United States.
Our Blazing a Trail exhibition is currently showing in Washington DC and was visited by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Ambassador of Ireland to the United States Dan Mulhall this week.
— Nathan Mannion (@montemannion) March 14, 2019
Meanwhile, EPIC was presented to representatives from 92 Member States at the UN. Guests included Ambassadors, high-level UN staff and agency representatives, and key Irish community contacts in New York at a United Nations reception in New York on March 14.
Big day for #Ireland at UN as @CharlieFlanagan leads packed prog making the case for why #IrelandUNSC, PLUS Ireland’s Amb Geraldine Byrne Nason is Chairing #CSW2019, & FINALLY the day will wrap up with huge #StPatricksDay reception for all 192 Countries of @UN #GlobalIreland 🇮🇪🇺🇳 pic.twitter.com/LZbWj3lLNz
— John Concannon (@JCGalway) March 14, 2019
At the UN, national holidays are an unrivalled occasion to share a country’s culture and heritage with a truly global audience. The Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations celebrated St Patrick’s Day at the United Nations with a reception on 14 March. the reception featured traditional Irish music, dance, and a presentation of Irish culture and stories by EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum.
Thanks 🙏 so much for joining us tonight to celebrate #StPatrickDay, to dance, & to prove that the ❤️ of diplomacy is the personal relationships we share with one other.
Beannachtai na feile Pádraig! pic.twitter.com/6fPbwI25x6
— IrelandUnitedNations (@irishmissionun) March 15, 2019
Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan welcomed the guests to the party, which was extra special this year as Ireland campaigns for a seat on the UN Security Council for the 2021-2022 term.
EPIC was honoured to be part of the official launch of Ireland’s campaign for a seat on the UN Security Council for the 2021-2022 term, which took place at United Nations headquarters in New York in July 2018 and to be invited back to participate in the St Patrick’s celebration.
Aileesh Carew, Director of Sales and Marketing at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum said ” At EPIC you can discover why Irishness is celebrated around the world and we are very was very proud to be invited to showcase Ireland and bring some of the stories of the men and women who left Ireland over the centuries and the Irish culture they brought with them and the influence they have had on the world.”
— Aileesh Carew (@Realexper) March 14, 2019
The EPIC presentation included videos demonstrating the spread and influence of the Irish diaspora and links to our on-site partners The Irish Family History Centre, where delegates and ambassadors could search for their Irish roots.
EPIC were featured alongside Guinness and Jameson, Irish music and dance – all strong representatives of Ireland’s culture and its influence across the globe. The welcome from Charlie Flanagan emphasised the importance of the UN in times of crisis and the values that Ireland shares with the organisation.
Also in Dublin our exhibition Across The Waves opened last night. Featuring stories of adventure, opportunity and tragedy, the exhibition runs until April 12.