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The Irish Language: Voices from Abroad

The Irish Language: Voices from Abroad

Date: 13 March
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €5

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.)


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Treasures and Triumphs trail

Treasures and Triumphs trail

Date: 10 March
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: Included as part of EPIC Entry Ticket

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.


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International Women’s Day Panel Discussion

International Women’s Day Panel Discussion

Date: 8 March
Time: 2pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €10

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.


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Blazing a Trail exhibition now open at EPIC

Blazing a Trail exhibition now open at EPIC

Date: January - March
Time: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: FREE

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.


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Tiny Tots As Gaeilge!

Tiny Tots As Gaeilge!

Date: 10 March
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €12

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.


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Herstory: Ireland’s Epic Women ‘Around the World with Nellie Bly’ Gaming Day

Herstory: Ireland’s Epic Women ‘Around the World with Nellie Bly’ Gaming Day

Date: 15 February
Time: 10am-12pm & 1-3pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €4

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.


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Herstory: Ireland’s Epic Women Blazing a Trail Illustration Workshop

Herstory: Ireland’s Epic Women Blazing a Trail Illustration Workshop

Date: 29 February
Time: 11am-1pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €12

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.


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Herstory: Ireland’s Epic Women Rebels & Revolutionaries Poster Making Workshop

Herstory: Ireland’s Epic Women Rebels & Revolutionaries Poster Making Workshop

Date: 20 February
Time: 11am-1pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €8

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!


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Herstory: Ireland’s Epic Women Rebels and Revolutionaries Tours

Herstory: Ireland’s Epic Women Rebels and Revolutionaries Tours

Date: 8 March
Time: 11am, 1pm, 3pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €16.50

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.


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Treasures and Triumphs Storytelling Workshop

Treasures and Triumphs Storytelling Workshop

Date: 14 March
Time: 10:00am, 11:00am
Location: EPIC
Cost: €8

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.


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St. Patrick’s Day Slime Labs

St. Patrick’s Day Slime Labs

Date: 17 March
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €12

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!


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Mother and Baby Homes: Stories from the Inside

Mother and Baby Homes: Stories from the Inside

Date: 1st February
Time: 2pm - 3pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €7.50

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.


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Spring Around the World: Brigid’s Day Craft Workshop with the IFHC

Spring Around the World: Brigid’s Day Craft Workshop with the IFHC

Date: 1 February
Time: 11am - 1pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €8

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.


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Tiny Tots Tuesday: Love your Tot! With the Gaiety School of Acting

Tiny Tots Tuesday: Love your Tot! With the Gaiety School of Acting

Date: 11 February
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €12

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!


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Chinese New Year: Year of the Rat Tours

Chinese New Year: Year of the Rat Tours

Date: 18th, 19th, 25th & 26th January
Time: 12pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €8 - €16.50

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.


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Grandparents Day: Intergenerational Storytelling Tour with IFHC

Grandparents Day: Intergenerational Storytelling Tour with IFHC

Date: 29 January
Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €15

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.


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“Here is Chengdu” – A Performing Arts Program at CHQ

“Here is Chengdu” – A Performing Arts Program at CHQ

Date: 18 - 19 January
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Location: CHQ
Cost: FREE

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.


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New Year’s Festival Dublin

New Year’s Festival Dublin

Date: 31 December
Time: 12.00pm – 6.00pm
Location: CHQ
Cost: FREE

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.


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Surviving 9/11: A talk with Gordon Huie

Surviving 9/11: A talk with Gordon Huie

Date: 13th January
Time: 5.30pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €5

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.


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Tiny Tots Tuesday: Gymboree

Tiny Tots Tuesday: Gymboree

Date: 14th January
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €12

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.


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Join the Irish Writers Centre Nollaig na mBan Celebration at EPIC

Join the Irish Writers Centre Nollaig na mBan Celebration at EPIC

Date: 6 January
Time: 6.30pm - 9.00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €16.53

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.


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Songs of Longing: Sean-nós Workshop

Songs of Longing: Sean-nós Workshop

Date: 25 January
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €10

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.


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Tiny Tots Tuesday: Christmas Singaling

Tiny Tots Tuesday: Christmas Singaling

Date: 10 December
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €12

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.


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Working Away: Share your Story with Us!

Working Away: Share your Story with Us!

Date: 9th November
Time: 11am – 4pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: FREE

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.


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Séan Ó Tuathaigh and Suad Aldarra – In Conversation with Bryan Fanning

Séan Ó Tuathaigh and Suad Aldarra – In Conversation with Bryan Fanning

Date: 14 November
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: From €5.85

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.


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Behind the Façades of Georgian Dublin

Behind the Façades of Georgian Dublin

Date: 21st November
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €5

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.


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St. Patrick’s Day Slime Labs

Science Week Slime Lab!

Date: 16 November
Time: 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €8

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!


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Tiny Tots Tuesday: The Science of Storytelling with The Gaiety School of Acting

Tiny Tots Tuesday: The Science of Storytelling with The Gaiety School of Acting

Date: 12 November
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €12

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.


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A Taste of Autumn – Food & Drink Experience

A Taste of Autumn – Food & Drink Experience

Date: 6 November
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €15

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.


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Samhain Festival at EPIC

Samhain Festival at EPIC

Date: 28th October
Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: EPIC & CHQ
Cost: FREE

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.


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Ethel Voynich, Transnational Revolutionary by Dr Angela Byrne

Ethel Voynich, Transnational Revolutionary by Dr Angela Byrne

Date: 10 October
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: Free

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.


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Home Cooking: A History of Irish Food & Drink

Home Cooking: A History of Irish Food & Drink

Date: 1 October
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €5

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.


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Santa’s Grotto at EPIC

Santa’s Grotto at EPIC

Date: 14, 15, 21 & 22 December
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: From €8.50 - €22

Join us for an unforgettable Christmas experience at Santa’s Grotto this December at EPIC and The chq Building, running on 14th, 15th, 21st & 22nd December.


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CHQ’s Irish Food and Drink Experience Launch Evening

CHQ’s Irish Food and Drink Experience Launch Evening

Date: 11 September
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €15

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.


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Tiny Tots Tuesday: Autumn Singaling

Tiny Tots Tuesday: Autumn Singaling

Date: 8 October
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €12

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.


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EPIC Space Camp: The Irish in Space

EPIC Space Camp: The Irish in Space

Date: 6 October
Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €8

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.


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Taste the Island: Little Growers Workshop

Taste the Island: Little Growers Workshop

Date: 5 October
Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €9

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.


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Thanks to Your Noble Shadow (Special Screening)

Thanks to Your Noble Shadow (Special Screening)

Date: 3 September
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: Free

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.


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Culture Night 2019 at EPIC

Culture Night 2019 at EPIC

Date: 20 September
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: FREE

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.


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New Term! Tiny Tots Tuesday: SENSEable Tots

New Term! Tiny Tots Tuesday: SENSEable Tots

Date: 10 September
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €8

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.


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Late Openings on Thursdays at EPIC

Late Openings on Thursdays at EPIC

Date: Thursdays, July - September
Time: 4pm - 10pm
Location: EPIC & CHQ
Cost:

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!


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‘Around the World with Nellie Bly’ Gaming Day

‘Around the World with Nellie Bly’ Gaming Day

Date: 24 August
Time: 10:00am, 1:00pm, 4:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: FREE

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!


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Brendan Fay: Irish LGBT Activism in the USA

Brendan Fay: Irish LGBT Activism in the USA

Date: 17 August
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €2.50

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.


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War, Plague, Occupation and Evangelism – 45 years as an Irish Presbyterian

War, Plague, Occupation and Evangelism – 45 years as an Irish Presbyterian

Date: 22 August
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €5.68

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.


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Pride Festival LGBTQ+ Tours

Pride Festival LGBTQ+ Tours

Date: 20, 22, 23 & 30 June
Time: 2pm, 3pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €7.50 – €15

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.


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Tiny Tots As Gaeilge!

Tiny Tots Tuesday: ChatterKids!

Date: 9 July
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €12

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.


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Summer Sessions: Art & Craft Dock at EPIC and the IFHC

Summer Sessions: Art & Craft Dock at EPIC and the IFHC

Date: Wednesdays 3 July - 21 August
Time: 10:30am & 12:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €8

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!


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Irish Educators Abroad: Building Something Wonderful

Irish Educators Abroad: Building Something Wonderful

Date: June - November 2019
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: Free with entry to EPIC

This exhibition reflects on the role and influence of Irish educators across the globe over the centuries, and highlights Ireland’s long history of exporting male and female educators to work with communities all over the world – a tradition that continues today.


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Cruinniú na nÓg: Kids Curate & Code Workshop

Cruinniú na nÓg: Kids Curate & Code Workshop

Date: 15 June
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: FREE

Love museums? Think you have what it takes to be the next big (or little) curator? Join EPIC Museum and the Irish Family History Centre for Cruinniú na nÓg in this creative workshop, where you’ll design your very own mini-digital museum!


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TRANS-FUSION Festival: Irish Trans Archive History Talk

TRANS-FUSION Festival: Irish Trans Archive History Talk

Date: 3 June
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €5

As part of TRANS-FUSION Festival Ireland, EPIC is delighted to welcome TENI (Transgender Equality Network Ireland) chair Sara R. Phillips to host this fascinating talk charting the history of the Irish Transgender diaspora.


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National Famine Way Custom House Quay Commemoration Symposium

National Famine Way Custom House Quay Commemoration Symposium

Date: 31 May
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: FREE

Join us for The National Famine Way Custom House Quay Commemoration Symposium and explore the impact and legacies of the Great Hunger and Famine Migration on Dublin and Ireland, as well as the experiences of emigrants and immigrants in Dublin today.


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Share your Story with Us!

Share your Story with Us!

Date: 18 May
Time: 11am - 3pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: FREE

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.


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New Term! Tiny Tots Tuesday: SENSEable Tots

Tiny Tots Tuesday: SENSEable Tots

Date: 11 June
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €12

Join us on Tuesday 11 June for a messy play session with Karen from SENSEable Tots, in this fun sensory workshop for your little ones. Watch them learn through sensory play and exploration at this session, and be sure to wear clothes suitable for mess and mayhem!


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Bloomsday @ EPIC: Ulysses in Distant Lands

Bloomsday @ EPIC: Ulysses in Distant Lands

Date: 12 June
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €10

Like the Dublin of Ulysses, contemporary Dublin is a vibrant multicultural cityscape, bursting with stories waiting to be told. This Bloomsday, we have asked four Irish and Irish-based writers to share their own Odysseys of their own home places, whether in Ireland or further afield – to tell a story of those places that will be inscribed upon their hearts forever. On Wednesday 12 June.


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Live performance: The Gift

Live performance: The Gift

Date: 28 May
Time: 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: FREE, limited spaces available

Join us for a live performance of a very special musical piece ‘The Gift’, a melodic commemoration of a donation made by the Choctaw Nation to the Irish people at the height of the Great Irish Famine. The newly developed piece by Stephen Gardner will be performed by the exceptionally talented Ellen Demos, Arun Rao, Alex Petcu and Seán MacErlaine. On Tuesday 28 May.


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St. Patrick’s Day Slime Labs

Slime Lab with Catherine McGuinness

Date: 19 April
Time: 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €8

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!


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Across the Waves: The Seafaring Irish Exhibition

Across the Waves: The Seafaring Irish Exhibition

Date: 15 March - 1 May
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: Free with entry to EPIC

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.


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