EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum invites people of Irish heritage all over the world to bring their family name back to Irish shores #EPICmuseum

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum announced the launch of a major new exhibition inviting people from all over the world to pay tribute to their Irish ancestors who emigrated, by adding their names to the museum.


People are invited to be among the first to include the names of their ancestors and the details of their journey to be displayed in an interactive exhibition in EPIC. This will be on display to all visitors of the museum, showing the spread of Irish emigrant names throughout the world.

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum invites people of Irish heritage all over the world to bring their family name back to Irish shores #EPICmuseum

Every emigrant who left Irish shores took one very important thing with them, something that gave them their strength, their identity, their power to change the world and something that they would pass on to future generations – their name. By adding the names of people who moved from Ireland, EPIC is giving the millions of people of Irish descent an opportunity to reconnect their ancestor’s name with their homeland.


“Every person who left Ireland is part of our emigration history.” says Patrick Greene, CEO and Museum Director of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. “The life they started in a new country is part of the impact of the Irish abroad and this exhibition aims to pay tribute to them and spotlight a powerful part of their story – their name. These journeys were not taken lightly and this exhibition marks the decisions they made to leave and celebrates the journeys they made and the lives they went on to build.”


Tens of thousands of people have visited EPIC over the past three years, making it one of the most popular visitor attractions in Dublin’s Docklands. It is one of the top 5 rated attractions on TripAdvisor for visitors to Dublin and has been called “one of Ireland’s National Treasures” in Irish Diaspora media. Visitors of Irish descent regularly comment that it deepens their understanding of the story of Irish emigration and makes them feel even prouder of their heritage and culture.


The Power of a Name exhibition


The exhibition opened on 1st October 2019 and is situated in the Connections gallery in EPIC. Visitors are invited to become part of the exhibition by adding their ancestors’ names onsite. Alternatively, people can add their name via the EPIC website by visiting www.epicchq.com/names. As well as their names, the exhibition will include where they emigrated from and the year they left.

About EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum:

  • EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is a state-of-the-art interactive experience located in the CHQ Building at one of Dublin’s most historic locations by the banks of the River Liffey in Dublin’s Docklands, the original departure point for so many of Ireland’s emigrants. Featuring personal stories of love, triumph, adventure and adversity, it highlights and celebrates the positive impact and influence of Irish emigrants around the world.
  • EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum was founded by Neville Isdell and was opened by Mary Robinson in May 2016. It was designed by Event Communications, the award-winning designers of Titanic Belfast.
  • The museum tells the story of the Irish diaspora across the globe, the impact they have had, the contributions they have made and the influence they have had globally. The state-of-the-art touchscreen technology in the museum makes the EPIC experience an accessible, fun and educational way for visitors to learn about Irish history, culture and people.
  • EPIC was voted Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction for 2019 at The World Travel Awards™ which acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. It is currently in contention to be named The World’s Leading Tourist Attraction – details are on epicchq.com/vote
  • Opens daily from 10:00am to 5:00pm. For further information see: https://epicchq.com/
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