Irish Emigration Museum EPIC Celebrates 250,000 Visitors
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum welcomed its 250,000th visitor last week, having set up in May 2016.
Located on Dublin’s Custom House Quay, the interactive museum tells the story of how the Irish influenced and shaped the world and welcomes visitors from around the globe. Fully digital, EPIC uncovers the dramatic and inspiring tales of Irish natives who travelled the world, reliving some of their greatest achievements in music, literature, sport, politics, fashion and science.
In a statement on their site, EPIC revealed their milestone visitor was Dana Rush, a woman from Amarillo, Texas on her first visit to Ireland. Rush is visiting with her husband Avery, son Tarin and family friend Gabriel. Dana only recently discovered that she has Irish ancestry and is finding out more about these connections with the team at the Irish Family History Centre.
Neville Isdell, Founder and Chairman of EPIC, said in the statement: “I’m immensely proud to have reached this milestone in EPIC’s growth. We tell an essential Irish story and I’m delighted to see we are fast becoming a go-to destination for visitors to our island and Irish people alike. It has been a huge team effort and we look forward to welcoming the next 250,000 visitors.”
Meanwhile, Mervyn Greene, Museum and Managing Director of EPIC, said: “This achievement is a testament to our amazing staff whose warmth, knowledge and professionalism ensure that visitors have a memorable experience here. As a relatively new kid on the block, it’s fantastic for EPIC to have gotten recognition from TripAdvisor, Time Out and National Geographic as among their top museums in Ireland. Dublin tourism continues to grow and we’re delighted to be welcoming more visitors from around the world to Docklands.”
The museum is open 10am-5pm Monday to Sunday. A standard adult ticket is €15, though for details on concessions or special offers, visit their website here.