COME A CRISIS, COME IRELAND’S CALL. The Irish are responding to the call around the world to make a difference during the COVID-19 crisis.
In the next chapter of the story of Ireland, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum invites people to share their #EPICIrish stories for a new exhibition.
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As an emigrating nation, the Irish have always been separated by land, sea and oceans. For many, we are a nation defined by distance. Despite this, we did well. We have become politicians and scientists; building cities, developing schools and hospitals and inventing color photography and submarines. There has always been a collective movement, whether in Bandon or Boston to contribute to the local community, county and country.
COVID-19 stopped us on our trail. Despite forced separation, we see the same Irishness shining. Volunteers help the elderly, entertain the isolated, feed the hungry and bring us closer by staying apart.
‘No one can be sure when these uncertain times will come to an end. As a story museum, EPIC hopes that together we can document the impact of the Irish worldwide during the crisis. These stories form a new chapter in the story of our country. We were inspired by dr. Mike Ryan’s calm but consistently brilliant rallying calls, Irish medics who traveled thousands of miles to get home to work and so many other supporting acts, ”says Dr Patrick Greene, museum director and CEO.
The stories document and celebrate the difference that Irish people make abroad and abroad in response to COVID-19.
EPIC asks people to share any stories that show the difference the Irish make abroad and abroad, regardless of size, with the #EPICIrish hashtag and on their website at https://dublin.epicchq.com/share-your-covid19-story
About EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is a modern interactive experience in the beautiful vaults of the 1820 Custom House Quarter building in the Docklands of Dublin, the original starting point for so many of Ireland’s emigrants. With personal stories of love, triumph, adventure and adversity, it emphasizes and celebrates the positive impact and influence of Irish emigrants around the world.
Described as one of Ireland’s national treasures, EPIC has been named Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction at the 2019 World Travel Awards. For more information please visit www.epicchq.com or search #EPICmuseum online.