EPIC: The Irish Emigration Story

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$129.99 / Adult (ages 13 and over)
$119.99 / Child (ages 12 and under)
Dun Laoghaire (Dublin) Ireland
Moderate Activity Level
No Minimum Age
4.15 hours
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Departing the pier in Dun Laoghaire, you will travel to EPIC which is located on the banks of the River Liffey, in the vaults of the magnificently restored CHQ building in Dublin's Docklands. This is one of the capital's most historic locations and was the original departure point for many Irish immigrants when they left their homeland during the Famine. Dating back to 1820, the CHQ building was originally a wine and tobacco warehouse that famously hosted the Crimean War Banquet. During your visit to EPIC, take part in a history talk with a genealogy expert from the Irish Family History Center. This is a great chance to discover more about Ireland and the Irish people over the centuries. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted with an introduction to EPIC and a souvenir passport which acts as your map of the museum. Enjoy a self-guided tour through 20 visually impressive galleries. Journey through time, learning about Irish musicians, writers, athletes, inventors, entertainers, artists and many more, who travelled the world and left their mark on history. Take your souvenir passport through each gallery and stamp it along the way. Find out about the Irish who travelled to America, Australia, Britain, Canada, Europe, New Zealand and around the globe. EPIC brings many amazing tales of adventure, endurance, sacrifice and discovery to life in a spectacular way. You'll depart EPIC with many memorable and surprising Irish stories. Next, is a panoramic drive through the city of Dublin. You will pass the Customs House, the Old Parliament House, now the Bank of Ireland and Trinity College. The latter is the home of the world-famous Book of Kells – a hand-illuminated manuscript of the Gospels. Continue past the Georgian squares of Merrion and Fitzwilliam, the National Gallery of Ireland, Government Buildings and St. Stephen's Green.

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