Experience the world of coding without a computer in this one-hour fun, practical hands-on STEAM workshop for Primary students.
Experience the world of coding without a computer in this one-hour fun, practical hands-on STEAM workshop for Primary students.
Escape the confines of the classroom and follow in the moonwalk of Irish space experts like Neil Armstrong and Eileen Collins in this interactive space camp for Primary level students. Delivered remotely, this camp consists of a 1-hour Zoom-delivered session. (Maximum 30 students per class)
In 1969, the first human – Irish emigrant Neil Armstrong – walked on the moon. In this Space Week workshop, we’ll replicate his journey using just our imagination, paper and pencils. Suitable for ages 6 – 12 years old.
In honour of Space Week, climb aboard your rocket and leave the world behind in this galactic adventure. Meet astronauts Neil Armstrong and Eileen Collins, countdown to lift-off, star gaze, map out a new planet, and try out your spacewalk – all from the comfort of your home in this month’s Tiny Tots.
On Thursday 17 September, Dr Maurice Casey, Historian-in-Residence for EPIC and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, presented The Irish in the USSR, the first in a series looking at the hidden histories of the Irish abroad, and as part of the Dublin Festival of History 2020. You can watch The Irish in the USSR back now on our YouTube channel
Tune in for a fascinating discussion with the filmmakers and key contributors of a new documentary of the Irish missionaries in apertheid-era South Africa.
Join us for the premiere of a new documentary telling the untold stories of the Irish missionaries involved in the anti-apartheid movement.
Join some of our museum’s most famous characters on an original adventure for a fun, interactive storytelling session including song, drawing, movement and sensory exploration. Delivered via Zoom.
Calling all educators! Join us on Tuesday 25th August to learn all about our exciting new virtual education experiences. Our new program allows students to experience everything the museum has to offer from the comfort of their classroom.
Irish emigrants could be found in the Soviet Union from the early years after the fall of Tsarist rule to the collapse of the Soviet project which succeeded it. Join us to explore the lives of Irish emigrants and Russo-Irish families in the USSR, and the fascinating stories behind this little-known diaspora community.
Welcome back to Tiny Tots! Suitable for ages 2 – 5 years old, join us on a journey across the sea alongside Irish emigrants in this original adventure tale. Delivered via Zoom.
Escape your house and explore the world alongside the Irish diaspora this summer with our EPIC Explorers Imagination Camp for Kids! Delivered remotely, this camp consists of a 1.5-hour Zoom delivered session, followed by engaging activities for children aged 6 – 12 years and families to do at home together.
The music, the literature and the dance of Ireland have been brought to the world by its emigrants. But, what about our ancient language? Join us as radio producer Judy-Meg Ní Chinnéide explores the history and motivations of some of the diverse communities that are embracing the Irish language abroad, on 13 March. (This talk will include subtitled audio and fluency in Irish is not required.)
Take part in our Treasures and Triumphs trail on 10 March here at EPIC and journey underground in our atmospheric vaults. Search for 10 hidden shamrocks to discover Irish secrets, phrases and stories that might surprise you, before immersing yourself in a range of complementary activities.
This International Women’s Day, join Dr Angela Byrne, Dr Leanne McCormack, Dr Ebun Joseph and Dr Ann Marie O’Brien in conversation on transnational Irish women and their campaigns for gender equality, on Sunday 8 March.
Due to popular demand, ‘Blazing a Trail: Lives and Legacies of Irish Diaspora Women’ will return from January – March 2020 (specific dates apply) at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. The exhibition celebrates the lives and legacies of 21 pioneering Irish diaspora women of the 19th and 20th centuries who blazed a trail in a wide range of fields.
Did you know that the way you talk, play, engage and interact with your child really matters? EPIC is delighted to welcome back ChatterKids for this adorable Irish language themed workshop on 10 March as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge! Perfect for ages 15 – 36 months and suitable for complete beginners, you don’t have to know any Irish to take part.
Ever dreamt of travelling the world? Follow in the footsteps of the many Irish emigrants we feature in EPIC without stepping a toe out of Ireland in this interactive gaming session, where the floor is the board and you are the games piece! This interactive board game lets you follow in the footsteps of journalist Nellie Bly, who in 1890 travelled around the world in 72 days. On Saturday 15 February.
Calling all budding artists and illustrators! Discover the stories of pioneering women, analyse how their illustrations were created, and design your very own self-portrait to take home at this illustration workshop on 29 February. Suitable for ages 8 – 16 years old.
EPIC is full of the stories of inspiring women who have made a positive impact around the world. Now you can follow in their footsteps in this creative poster making workshop on Thursday 20 February! Suitable for ages 7 – 12 years old, we’ll explore the stories of pioneering Irish women from around the world, drawing on their lives for inspiration to come up with our own causes and passions!
Discover the stories of the pioneering Irish women who have shaped the world with this specially curated tour of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum on 8 March. From Mother Jones, who fought for worker’s rights in 19th and 20th century New York, to Mary Lee, one of the foremost campaigners for women’s suffrage in Australia.
Come one, come all, gather round & share Irish stories of triumph and treasure! Seanchaí (storyteller) Helena Byrne joins us for a series of children’s workshops on Saturday 14 March as she weaves us a tale or two about St. Patrick and Irish lore of old.
There’s a slime and a place for getting messy and it’s here with us at EPIC this St. Patrick’s Festival! Join us for a seriously slimy science lab on 17 March. Come along, get a little green and learn something new in this fantastically disgusting workshop. St. Patrick may have kicked the snakes out of Ireland, but we can definitely bring back some of the slime!
This St Brigid’s Day join us as Caelainn Hogan, author of ‘Republic of Shame: Stories from Ireland Institutions for Fallen Women’, speaks with Terri Harrison, a mother who experienced the barbarity of these state sanctioned systems first hand. On Saturday 1 February.
Learn all about the Irish traditions of St. Brigid’s Day. Discover how the Irish celebrate Spring around the world in this fun & creative craft workshop on Saturday 1 February. As part of this workshop, you will create a range of colourful craft items to take home, from Brigid’s straw crosses to Japanese cherry blossoms! Suitable for children ages 6-12 years old.
Bond with your baby in this adorable Valentine’s themed Tiny Tots workshop facilitated by the Gaiety School of Acting on Tuesday 11 February. Suitable for ages 6 months – 3.5 years, we’ll be exploring stories about family love and adventure, bringing picture books to life before your tot’s eyes!
Discover stories of the pioneering Irish emigrants who have shaped the world with this specially curated Chinese New Year tour of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. Delivered in English and themed around the Chinese New Year celebrations, these tours will highlight figures featured in the museum who embody links to China and the Chinese zodiac sign of the metal rat.
Celebrate Grandparent’s Day by joining EPIC and The Irish Family History Centre for an inter-generational tour of EPIC and a storytelling session on Wednesday 29 January. Suitable for primary school children and their grandparents, discover inspiring and intriguing stories of Irish emigrants around the world before taking part in a collective story time.
Come along to CHQ on Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 January for a fun family day out and discover more about the City of Chengdu in China and its intangible cultural heritage. From classical Chinese dances to puppet shows and acrobatic performances, enjoy a fun and cultural family day out here in Dublin’s Docklands.
Ring in the new year in style at New Year’s Festival Dublin here at CHQ! Enjoy food, live music, interactive displays and festival vibes as CHQ is transformed into array of family fun. Music will be available all day from 12.00pm – 6.00pm at George’s Dock, just outside the CHQ building.
Gordon Huie is a 9/11 survivor and aid worker. An orthopaedic surgeon and former combat medic with the US Army, Gordon not only survived 9/11 but provided critical medical care to his friends and colleagues on that tragic day. Join us on Monday 13th January as he recounts his own personal experiences and those of the emergency responders, many of whom were members of the Irish diaspora, who gave their lives to help others.
Start the year off on a high note with your little one this January in Tiny Tots Gymboree here at EPIC! The Irish are known for their talent – and now your little one can join in their ranks in this fun workshop of music, dance and games for little hands and feet, on Tuesday 14th January.
We are proud to start our season of highlighting and sharing the stories of epic women with an evening of celebration on Nollaig na mBan, 6th January 2020 at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. The Irish Writers Centre, Skein Press and EPIC come together to host the IWC’s hugely popular event in praise of women writers around Ireland.
As part of Tradfest 2020, join talented young singer Oonagh McArdle for a workshop which explores the art of Sean-nós. Listen to evocative songs of travel and yearning, learn the techniques of the Sean-nós style, and sing a song or two – all in the company of likeminded music fans in the surroundings of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum on Saturday 25 January.
What’s more festive than a good singalong? Get into the spirit of the season with your little one and stretch your vocal chords with Christmas songs from around the world in this adorable Tiny Tots session, on Tuesday 10th December.
Have you ever worked abroad? Perhaps your career brought you to Ireland? Share your working life stories, past or present, with us at EPIC on Saturday 9th November as part of Europeana Collections, and see how you fit in to this rich and diverse working world.
What would you do to survive? What sacrifices would you make in order to reach a better life? As part of Dublin Book Festival, Séan Ó Tuathaigh and Suad Aldarra will be in conversation with Bryan Fanning, Professor of Migration and Social Policy at UCD and author of Migration and the Making of Ireland (UCD Press), on Thursday 14th November.
Joined by historian Dr Sylvie Kleinman, this lecture will explore what lay behind the otherwise elegant facades of Georgian Dublin, to examine the cultural life, and the social, religious and political tensions that defined Dublin from the Williamite War to the eve of the Great Famine. On Thursday 21st November, as part of the Jonathan Swift Festival.
There’s a slime and a place for getting messy and it’s here with us at EPIC this Science Week! Join us on Saturday 16th November for a seriously sticky science lab. Come along to discover your messy side, get creative, get a little green, and learn something new in this fantastically disgusting workshop. Yuck!
The Irish are known around the world for their storytelling prowess. Now you and your little one can join their ranks with this special Tiny Tots Tuesday, all about storytelling, acting and theatre! Join The Gaiety School of Acting and EPIC on Tuesday 12th November for this adorable Science week themed parent and toddler theatre class.
Enjoy some of the finest seasonal tastes of Ireland at our ‘A Taste of Autumn’ event on Wednesday 6th November, in partnership with The Bakehouse, Freshii, Urban Brewing, Ely Bar & Grill and Mitchell & Son, held here at EPIC, winner of Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction 2019.
Enjoy a spooky experience at EPIC this Halloween as spirits big (and small) will gather for the inaugural family Samhain festival on Monday 28th October! From turnip carving and creepy creative workshops, to traditional Halloween games and hijinks, expect lots of spine-chilling fun as you immerse yourself in an authentic Halloween experience.
Cork-born Ethel Voynich was raised in London, where she became involved in anarchist circles and translated the writings of exiled Ukrainian revolutionary, Stepniak. In this talk, Dr Angela Byrne will discuss her transnational radical networks and the extent of her involvement in the Russian revolutionary movement.
In this talk Margaret Hickey, bestselling author of Ireland’s Green Larder, will look at the Irish attitudes to food and drink that emigrants brought with them when they were displaced and arrived in a foreign land. An event as part of Taste the Island.
Enjoy some of the finest tastes of Ireland at CHQ’s ‘Taste The Island’ Launch Night, held here at EPIC. Discover why Irishness is celebrated globally as you delve in to the 200 year old vaults of the CHQ Building before tasting some of the best food and drink on offer at CHQ, featuring the freshest ingredients from Irish producers.
In our October Tiny Tots event the wonderful Susan from Singaling will be joining us again for an adorable singing session. We’ll be exploring music and play in these workshops, so bring your little one along for a morning of fun, song and dance.
This Space Week, join us for our first EPIC Space Camp! Follow in the moonwalk of Irish space experts like Niamh Shaw and Jocelyn Bell Burnell in this fun and messy arts and crafts workshop to find out what it’d be like to live on another planet.
If Ireland is known for anything, it’s for being green! Now you can join in the ranks in this adorable plant and grow workshop for families. An event as part of Taste the Island.
Join us for a very special screening of ‘Thanks to Your Noble Shadow’ on September 3rd. In 1935, a young missionary nun travels to the other side of the world thinking she will never see home again. At 100 years old, Jennie O’ Sullivan unexpectedly returns to Ireland.
We’re delighted to welcome Culture Night visitors to EPIC once again in 2019. This event is now fully subscribed. If we have cancellations or no-shows on the night we will be admitting people on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to capacity limits.
It’s back to school and the new term of Tiny Tots Tuesday is starting too! For a special discounted rate, come along, have a tea or coffee and meet local families while your little ones get to explore, make and do.
EPIC and CHQ are delighted to launch ‘Summer Evenings’, taking place every Thursday from 4pm- 10pm throughout July, August and September, with late openings, cultural events, gourmet food stalls and craft beer!
Ever dreamt of travelling the world? As part of National Heritage Week, follow in the footsteps of the many Irish emigrants we feature in EPIC without stepping a toe out of Ireland in this interactive gaming session, where the floor is the board and you are the games piece!
Wondering what was it like to be Irish and gay during the 1980s and 1990s in New York? Brendan Fay, activist and film maker weaves stories of activism and friendship from the streets of New York, here at EPIC as part of Heritage Week.
We are delighted to once again join forces with the Gaiety School of Acting to present a sensational Summer themed Parent and Toddler Theatre class!
The Boxer Uprising, a pneumonic plague that killed 60,000 people, the Russo-Japanese war and the Japanese occupation of Manchuria, Reverend Fredrick O’Neill lived through it all. Join us as Mark O’Neill describes the extraordinary life of his grandfather, an Irish Presbyterian missionary in Manchuria from 1897 to 1942.
As part of Pride Festival, join us for these tours highlighting non-binary stories in the museum and discover Ireland’s LGBTQ+ past through to the present day.
This Father’s Day we’ll be celebrating the dads and grandads in our family tree, and making some lovely family memories here at the IFHC and EPIC! Come along to this baby hand and footprint session and get creative with us.
In this Tiny Tots Tuesday we’ll be joined by ChatterKids, where we will explore language development and encourage your child to get chatty through a series of fun interactive games and songs.
Every Wednesday this July and August, EPIC and the IFHC will be using arts, crafts and games to explore some of the museum’s most curious characters in these fun, adventurous workshops!