As part of the Bealtaine festival and to celebrate International Museum Day 2019 we will be hosting an intergenerational storytelling event on the 18th May. All ages are encouraged to take part and the stories will become part of the museum’s archive. Please bring letters, photographs or any other objects that help to tell your story.
There’s a slime and a place for getting messy and it’s here with us at EPIC! Catherine McGuinness will be returning to the museum for a seriously slimy science lab. Themed around Easter, we’ll be making slime in spring colours, such as pink, blue and yellow! Come along, get creative and get a little slimy!
What was life like aboard a ship for nineteenth-century emigrants? Who were the Irish people who invented the submarine, who founded the Argentinian Navy or who were pirate hunters in New Zealand? This new exhibition running from 15 March – 1 May will explore the history of the Irish at sea and their stories of adventure, opportunity and tragedy.
Join the Irish Family History Centre in the CHQ Building for a fun grandkids and grandparents art session as part of Bealtaine 2019. Paint a plant pot with granny and grandad to celebrate your family and create your very own design to show off and share your family roots.
Join us over the Easter break for a fun filled trail themed around the Irish legend of the Púca! Based on an old Irish legend, the Púca often appears in Irish folklore as a rabbit or hare to teach naughty humans a thing or two! Follow his paw prints through our galleries and learn some Easter themed stories along your way. For ages 4+.
Calling all budding writers and artists! In this workshop inspired by Irish storytelling culture, you’ll learn how to write and illustrate your very own story. Using simple prompts, stamps and stencils, prepare to take the Irish legend of the Púca on a fun-filled Easter adventure!
Join storyteller Helena Byrne and traditional singer and multi-instrumentalist Macdara Yeates for an evening of songs and stories of emigration. The event will also feature a ‘songs from the floor’ session, giving audience members a chance to provide a song or story of their own, relevant to the given theme.
As part of St. Patrick’s Festival, Catherine McGuinness will be returning to the museum for a seriously slimy science lab. Come along, get creative, get a little green and learn something new in this fantastically disgusting workshop.
With a panel of guest speakers chaired by Tommy Graham, editor of History Ireland, join us for a discussion on Irish maritime history and heritage, and to explore Ireland’s relationships with the wider world over past centuries and into the future. As part of St. Patrick’s Festival.
This St. Patrick’s Festival we are celebrating storytelling at EPIC in this interactive story workshop with award-winning children’s writer Sarah Webb. There will be mapping, drawing and the chance to create your very own underwater adventure story!
Join award-winning writer, Sarah Webb for this interactive sea-themed event for the whole family at EPIC. Create your own colourful sailing ship, revisit favourite childhood rhymes and songs and discover new ones from Ireland and beyond.
This March we’re celebrating Spring with Singaling and having not one, not two, not three… but four Tiny Tots Tuesdays! Taking place on 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th March, we’ll be exploring music and play in these adorable workshops, so bring your little one along for a morning of fun, song and dance.
Join EPIC’s Historian-in-Residence Dr Angela Byrne and Dr Leanne McCormick and Dr Elaine Farrell of the Bad Bridget Project to uncover truths about Irish immigrant life for women in 19th and early 20th century North America. On Wednesday 27th February.
As part of Tradfest 2019, join talented young singer Oonagh McArdle for a workshop which explores the art of Sean-nós, taking place on Saturday 26th January. This two hour workshop is suitable for all with a passion for singing, and all skill levels are welcome.
The IWC and EPIC come together to host the IWC’s Nollaig na mBan event in praise of women writers around Ireland. The event coincides with the relaunch of EPIC’s ‘Blazing a Trail: Lives and Legacies of Irish Diaspora Women’ exhibition.
This February at EPIC we are delighted to welcome the Gymboree team to our Tiny Tots Tuesday! Bring your little ones along for a morning of music, dance and games in this lovely, interactive workshop on Tuesday 12th February.
This January we are kicking off the new year with a messy play session and we are delighted to welcome back Karen from SENSEable Tots for another fun sensory workshop for your little ones, on Tuesday 8th January.
We’re delighted to announce a bonus Tiny Tots Tuesday just one week before the big day! Bring your little one along for a morning of festive fun and magical music with the Singaling team, on Tuesday 18th December.
We’ve joined forces with the Gaiety School of Acting to present a Christmas themed Parent and Toddler Theatre class. Join us for a morning of imagination, storytelling and adventure as we engage, bond and experiment with drama and performance!
An intergenerational activity for parents, grandparents, and children to learn about the Battle of Mount Street Bridge. We’ll be using a combination of technology and history to uncover this fascinating story, which is one of the most significant battles of the 1916 Easter Rising.
As part of the Jonathan Swift Festival, which celebrates the great Irish tradition of satire and subversion, we’re exploring the work of a contemporary satirist, Martyn Turner. Open to the public from 29 November – 7 December.
Paintclub presents a Halloween special ‘Paint & Wine’ evening, where you’ll have the chance to re-create this Dracula inspired painting beneath Dublin’s streets, in the beautiful historic vaults at EPIC.
Embrace your inner-Dracula and have a fang-tastic Halloween party, this Tuesday 30th October. Come dressed as your favourite spooky character, do creepy arts and crafts, play games and most importantly have loads of fun!
This Halloween, Catherine McGuinness will be returning to the museum for a seriously slimy science lab. Come along, get creative, get a little spooky and learn something new in this fantastically disgusting workshop.
Join Ellen Alden as she recounts the story of our great great grandfather Florence Burke, a famine era emigrant who, like countless other Irish men, fled starvation only to soon find himself fighting at the front lines of the American Civil War.
At this fun art workshop, we’ll be making our own books. What will you write inside? Whether you want to come up with your own fantastical fairy tale, a biography written by your pet or a journal about you…the only limit is your imagination!
Our Discovering and Inventing Gallery highlights the amazing Irish contribution to Science and the Cosmos! On the 21st and 22nd of July we’ll have a drop-in creation station in our Education Zone for the kids to make their own astro art.