EPIC Stories

Browse through our online collection and follow the fascinating stories of the Irish around the world, past and present. From the celebrated to the unsung, these stories speak of a shared character; of creativity and strength, audacity and ingenuity, resilience and brilliance, offering a unique lens through which this nation can be fully understood.

Calling all Educators! #ITeachAbroad

To accompany our exhibition ‘Across the Waves: Irish Educators Abroad’, from Jan – Mar 2022, we are collecting stories from Irish teachers working abroad today. We want to hear about your unique experience and why you chose to teach abroad and we’ll share your story with the world.

So whether you’re teaching Maths in Chile or English in Dubai, then we’d love to hear from you. To find out more, simply click on the link below.

Give your Irish ancestors the recognition they deserve

Add their names to our exhibition

At EPIC we honour Irish emigrants by telling their stories and keeping their memories alive. It’s a place where you can come to acknowledge them, their journeys, their struggles and their achievements.

When they left Ireland they took something very important with them, something that would give them strength, their identity, their power to change the world and something they would pass on to you – their name.

Your name is a powerful thing

Now we’re inviting you to be a part of our The Power of a Name exhibition by adding your emigrant family member’s name to our Legacy Wall. Simply give us their name, where they emigrated from and the year they left. We will project it onto the wall of EPIC and it will become part of our exhibition.

Win a Personalised Genealogy Consultation! When you enter your relative’s name into our exhibition, you will also get a chance to win a personalised genealogy consultation with one of our expert genealogists at the Irish Family History Centre!

Power of a Name exhibition at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

Be part of our #EPICIrish exhibition

Though history has meant the Irish are no strangers to separation and distance, we have never lost the spirit that brings us together. There’s always been a collective movement whether in Bandon or Boston to contribute; to the local community, county and country – wherever we may find ourselves.

Who has gone the extra mile to help others during Covid-19? Nominate them to be in our #EPICIrish exhibition. We are collecting the experiences and stories of the Irish people who have helped others during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Share your story

Everyone’s got a story to tell. Here at EPIC we want to hear yours. We aim to record and preserve Ireland’s migration stories for posterity.

Do you have an ancestor who left our shores? Know of someone who achieved something incredible that we should be aware of? Or perhaps you’d like to share your own story? We are always looking for great stories at EPIC that we can add to our collection and eventually share with our visitors.

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