The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are set to visit EPIC during their visit to Ireland on Wednesday the 11th of July. Over the course of their trip to Dublin on Tuesday 10th July and Wednesday 11th July, Their Royal Highnesses will learn about Ireland’s culture and heritage.
Jessica Traynor, Deputy Museum Director of EPIC, says, “We are all very excited to be welcoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to the museum. Emigration is central to Ireland’s culture and heritage. The Irish diaspora are spread across the globe, but our bond with the United Kingdom is particularly enduring. We look forward to sharing some of those personal Irish emigrant stories during the visit.”
While in CHQ, the Duke and Duchess will also visit DogPatch Labs, a curated start-up hub, and will meet children and young people taking part in free coding workshops, and will also have the opportunity to talk to female tech entrepreneurs.
The Duke and Duchess will meet people from across Ireland’s arts, sports, military and social enterprise sectors at a summer garden party at the British Ambassador’s residence, as well as visiting Croke Park, the Book of Kells in Trinity College and the Famine Memorial next to EPIC on Custom House Quay.
The Duke and Duchess will hold official meetings with An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar after arriving, and with The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will arrive at EPIC and CHQ in the afternoon. Our museum will be closed to the public to the entire day. CHQ will be open. Entrance will via the north entrance (Liffey side) only, and airport-style security checks are in operation. Public access and viewing points will be set up outside the building, and access to the engagement opens at midday and entertainment will be provided by students from the British and Irish Institute of Music. Space is limited at both of the engagements and people will be admitted on a first come-first serve basis. People planning to attend are being advised that they may be standing outside for some time so they should bring water and sunscreen. There will also be security checks so Gardaí are advising people to come with minimal personal items for easier access.