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EPIC Explorers: Around the World with Nellie Bly Workshop

EPIC Explorers: Around the World with Nellie Bly Workshop

Date: 22 January
Time: 10.30am – 11.30am
Location: Virtual
Cost: €25 per class/ booking

You may have heard about the feats of Ireland’s male explorers, but what about the female adventuresses who defied society to challenge expectations and break world records? Ignite the imaginations of your class in this engaging interactive storytelling workshop.


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EPIC Innovators: How to be a Historian Workshop

EPIC Innovators: How to be a Historian Workshop

Date: 21 January
Time: 10.30am - 11.45am
Location: Virtual
Cost: €35.00 per class / €5.00 per student

Learn what it takes to be a detective of the past in this webinar designed for budding historians of all ages. Catered to support the secondary level ‘Become an historian’ strand and history curriculum, students will leave their text books behind and learn from an actual historian-in-residence.


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Female Explorers Around the World Workshop!

Female Explorers Around the World Workshop!

Date: 16 January
Time: 1pm - 2.15pm
Location: Virtual
Cost: €5

Do you have a mini-explorer stuck at home? Ignite their imaginations in this fun, interactive, digital workshop all about the feats of pioneering Irish female adventuresses!


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Tiny Tots: Around the World with Nellie Bly

Tiny Tots: Around the World with Nellie Bly

Date: 16 January
Time: 10.30am – 11.30am
Location: Virtual
Cost: €5

Investigative journalist Nellie Bly is packing to go on a whistle-stop around the world adventure, but needs your help to complete it in record-breaking time! Help her navigate the globe, and go on a different sensory adventure in each country you visit, from evading pirates out at sea to meeting monkeys in Singapore, and beyond!


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Screening: Revolution From Afar

Screening: Revolution From Afar

Date: 16 December
Time: 18:30
Location: Online
Cost: Free

What happens when you can only watch from afar as the country you love is torn apart? Join us for this exclusive online screening of ‘Revolution From Afar’, as part of the Global Migration Film Festival co-ordinated by IOM.


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Santa, Zoom in the classroom with Christmas Crafting workshop

Santa, Zoom in the classroom with Christmas Crafting workshop

Date: 18 December
Time: 10.30am-12.30pm
Location: Virtual
Cost: €45.00 per booking/class (maximum 30 students)

Santa is excited to have joined Zoom this year and you can enjoy an audience with the man himself from the safety and comfort of your own classroom! Santa will engage with classes through a range of festive activities and will be sure to check his list and know some fun facts about your class for the session.


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Christmas Around the World Workshop (Educational Groups Exclusive)

Christmas Around the World Workshop (Educational Groups Exclusive)

Date: 11 December
Time: 10.30am - 11.30am
Location: Virtual
Cost: €25.00 per booking/class (maximum 30 students)

This Christmas, join EPIC as we jump aboard Santa’s sleigh and travel around the world to discover how Christmas is celebrated near, far and wide. This workshop is designed for Primary School level, with special rates available for Home School students.


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Christmas Around the World Workshop (Educational Groups Exclusive)

Christmas Around the World Workshop

Date: 12 & 13 December
Time: 12.30pm, 1.00pm
Location: Virtual
Cost: €7.50

This Christmas, join EPIC for a fun craft workshop as we jump aboard Santa’s sleigh and travel around the world to discover how Christmas is celebrated near, far and wide.


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Uncovering the Queer History of a US President’s Grandson

Uncovering the Queer History of a US President’s Grandson

Date: 3 December
Time: 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Location: Virtual
Cost: FREE

Drawing on new research carried out as part of EPIC’s LGBTQI Diaspora Project, this talk will explore the extraordinary career of Chester A. Arthur III, an astrologer, sexologist and advocate for sexual liberation who spent a formative period of his life in 1920s Dublin.


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The Irish Behind Bars

The Irish Behind Bars

Date: 17 December
Time: 6.30 pm
Location: Virtual
Cost: FREE

Our third lecture as part of the Hidden Histories of the Irish Abroad Series will explore the experiences of Irish people incarcerated in foreign penitentiaries and penal colonies.


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Science Week Special: Explorers Snow Camp

Science Week Special: Explorers Snow Camp

Date: 14 November
Time: 1pm - 2pm
Location: Virtual
Cost: €5

Wrap up warm and learn all about how to make it ‘snow’ at home this Science Week in this bbrrr-illiantly cool virtual workshop! Delivered remotely, this camp consists of a 1-hour Zoom session especially designed to introduce kids to STEM in a creative way. Suitable ages 6 – 12 years.


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EPIC Explorers: Around the World with Nellie Bly Workshop

Museum Takeover: Design an EPIC Poster!

Date: 20 November, International Children's Day
Time: 10am – 11am
Location: Virtual
Cost: €25

Think your class has what it takes to run an award-winning museum? Now’s their chance! This ‘International Children’s Day’ on November 20th, EPIC is running a workshop with a difference, letting your class takeover the museum’s marketing.


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Science Week Special: Tiny Tots Antarctic Adventure

Science Week Special: Tiny Tots Antarctic Adventure

Date: 14 November
Time: 10.30 – 11.30am
Location: Virtual
Cost: €5

Meet famous Irish explorer Ernest Shackleton, and journey with him to the Antarctic on his ‘Endurance Expedition’. Can you help Shackleton rescue his crew from an icy fate? Join us for our Tiny Tots Antarctic Adventure Science Week Special, suitable for ages 6 and under.


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Science Week Special: Explorers ‘Antarctic Adventure’ Camp (Educational Groups Exclusive)

Science Week Special: Explorers ‘Antarctic Adventure’ Camp (Educational Groups Exclusive)

Date: 12 November
Time: 10.30am – 11.30am
Location: Virtual
Cost: €25 per class/ booking

Grab your jacket, hat and scarf for this special Science Week workshop, where we’ll be exploring the polar regions and all about snow alongside Irish Antarctic explorers Ernest Shackleton and Tom Crean. This workshop is designed for Primary School level, and is offered at a reduced rate of €25 per booking.


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Ireland and the Black Atlantic

Ireland and the Black Atlantic

Date: 29 October
Time: 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Location: Virtual
Cost: FREE

Join us for the next fascinating talk as part of our new series Hidden Histories of the Irish Abroad, where we will explore Irish involvement in slavery, anti-slavery and contestation and collaboration between Irish and Black nationalist and civil rights movements.


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Space Week Workshop: Explorers Space Camp (Educational Groups Exclusive)

Space Week Workshop: Explorers Space Camp (Educational Groups Exclusive)

Date: 8 October
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Virtual
Cost: €25

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)


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‘Samhain’ Halloween festival returns to EPIC this October

‘Samhain’ Halloween festival returns to EPIC this October

Date: 24 – 31 October
Time: All day
Location: Virtual
Cost: FREE

Samhain Festival returns to EPIC this year as we go virtual. Join us from wherever you are in the world on October 26th for a traditional Irish Halloween, as we bring a whole host of ancient Samhain traditions to life.


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Space Week Workshop: Explorers Space Camp (Educational Groups Exclusive)

Space Week Special: EPIC Explorers Imagination Moon Camp

Date: 10 October
Time: 1pm - 2pm
Location: Virtual
Cost: €5

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.


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Space Week Workshop: Explorers Space Camp (Educational Groups Exclusive)

Space Week Special: Tiny Tots: ‘Lost in Space’

Date: 10 October
Time: 10.30am – 11.15am
Location: Virtual
Cost: €5

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.


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The Irish in the USSR: Hidden Histories of the Irish Abroad

The Irish in the USSR: Hidden Histories of the Irish Abroad

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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


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Poverty, Chastity and (Dis)Obedience: Premiere

Poverty, Chastity and (Dis)Obedience: Premiere

Date: 24 September
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Online Screening
Cost: FREE

Join us for the premiere of a new documentary telling the untold stories of the Irish missionaries involved in the anti-apartheid movement.


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Tiny Tots: Up, Up, and Away!

Tiny Tots: Up, Up, and Away!

Date: 12th September
Time: 10.30am
Location: Virtual Event
Cost: €5

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.


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EPIC Explorers: Around the World with Nellie Bly Workshop

Teacher Training Event

Date: 25 August
Time: 11am
Location: Virtual
Cost: FREE

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.


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The Irish in the USSR

The Irish in the USSR

Date: 17 September
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Virtual
Cost: FREE

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.


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Tiny Tots: Summer Storytelling

Tiny Tots: Summer Storytelling

Date: 11 August
Time: 10:30am
Location: Virtual
Cost: €5

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.


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Explorers Imagination Summer Camp for Kids this August

Explorers Imagination Summer Camp for Kids this August

Date: 10 - 14 August
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: Virtual
Cost: From €5

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.


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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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