The Irish and the World: the new EPIC book

A new guide book “The Irish and the World” to complement a visit to EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is now available. Published through Scala, one of the world’s leading publishers of books for museums, galleries and educational institutions, the 64 page guide has been researched and written by Nathan Mannion, EPIC’s Head of Exhibitions and Programmes.

For centuries the people of Ireland have been departing the shores of their homeland, setting out to the four corners of the world, in search of opportunities, adventure and a place to call home. This book is an engaging guide, revealing the powerful, extraordinary stories of the Irish emigration around the world, from early times to the modern day.

Modern art installation featuring a burst of white rods radiating from a central point in a dimly lit room with blue ambient lighting, creating a dynamic and futuristic atmosphere
Throughout the book you’ll read the stories of some ofInteractive exhibit at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum displaying vibrant panels that narrate the story of Irish emigration through engaging visuals of nature, wildlife, and cultural symbols, all illuminated under soft lighting to enhance the visitor experience the emigrants featured in EPIC as well as an overview of the impact and influence of Irish emigration. The stories of Fenian-turned-newspaper editor John Boyle O’Reilly, of care worker Valerie Place and of Australian gold prospector Paddy Hannan are featured alongside stunning photos of the Museum itself. You’ll also see people including Ambassador Samantha Power, activist and entertainer Bob Geldof and bestselling author Edna O’Brien included, while we pay tribute to organisations abroad including the London Irish Centre and Tourism Ireland’s international Global Greening campaign.

The book also features the history of 200 year old CHQ Building where the museum is based as well as the history of the great Crimean Banquet in Dublin of 1856. Stories of the voyages of the Jeanie Johnston Famine Ship and of the Irish Family History Centre operated by our genealogy partners Eneclann close out the book.

Architectural marvel of a cylindrical book-lined room, with shelves brimming with books creating a tunnel-like effect, and warm ambient lighting that highlights the literary atmosphere

The book is available in the EPIC Museum Gift Shop and online. It retails at €10.