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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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Treasures and Triumphs Illustration Workshop

Treasures and Triumphs Illustration Workshop

Date: 14 March
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €12

Calling all budding artists and illustrators! To celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge and St. Patrick’s Festival, we are hosting a very special illustration workshop on Saturday 14 March where you’ll not only learn how to illustrate, but get the chance to try out a few Irish words too!


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St. Patrick’s Day Slime Labs

St. Patrick’s Day Slime Labs

Date: 17 March
Time: 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm
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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The Magdelene Laundries with Caelainn Hogan

The Magdelene Laundries with Caelainn Hogan

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 a survivor who experienced the barbarity of The Magdalene Laundries 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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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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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, and to coincide with Nollaig na mBan, ‘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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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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EPIC Explorers After School Workshops

EPIC Explorers After School Workshops

Date: October - May
Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: EPIC
Cost: €6 – €18

Curious about history and museums? Or wild about technology? This history club may be for you! Involving a mix of craft activities, tech tasks and research projects, you will learn all about the history of Ireland and the Irish diaspora through fun and informative workshops! Taking place throughout October – May.


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