Dublin …It’s Epic !
We took a wee gander down to to Epic- The Irish Emigration museum yesterday. This is Dublin’s newest attraction housed in the attractive chq Building at St George’s Dock and only a 5 minute walk from Isaacs Hostel. Epic tells the story of the diaspora of Ireland, celebrating the 10 million journeys and Irish roots of 70 million people across the Globe. You can step right inside the adventures and amazing stories of the millions of Irish who have across the centuries left these shores and made their mark across the globe.
Honestly what did we cynical auld Dubliners think? Well it’s pretty cool! Well designed with fantastic imaginative display screens in a series of arched vaulted cellar rooms. It’s a self guided attraction and you can choose to spend as long as you want strolling around this impressive Dublin tourist attraction
Did you know that JFK, Che Guevara, Grace Kelly and Billy the Kid all had Irish routes Can you guess how many Irish people have actually emigrated across the world? If you are Irish you will know some of the story but you can be sure you will find the content and presentation fascinating and are bound to learn something new. Overseas visitors to these shores will be able to understand the far reaching impact the Irish have had on the world
Where is Epic ?
The chq Building is only a 5 min walk from Isaacs Hostel and you should allow an hour and a half to visit the attraction. There are loads of great spots for lunch or snacks in the CHQ or if you fancy a drink the outdoor terrace at Ely restaurant overlooking St. Georges Dock is just a few metres away. Other attractions nearby include the Jeannie Johnston Famine ship which has a guided tour and there are great riverside walks and views of Dublin just in front of EPIC the Irish emigration Museum
Tickets are now €14 and €12 for students, and often we have generous discounts for Isaacs Hostel guests- just ask at Reception .
Check out full details here at http://epicchq.com