Heritage Week at EPIC! The Irish Emigration Museum

To celebrate Heritage Week this year (18 - 26 August 2018), EPIC! The Irish Emigration Museum are hosting several events: 

 

Art Dock at EPIC: Build-A-Book

Storytelling is a huge part of the EPIC! experience - the museum tells some fascinating stories about the Irish across the world - and so this Heritage Week they will be running an art workshop where children can make their own books and the only limit to the story is their imagintation! 

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Each event ticket counts as 1 child entry to the museum.

Date: 19th August 2018       Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm

Cost: €5.00 Per Child         Capacity: 15 children

Book Tickets here 

 

 Emigrant Story Collecting Weekend

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum in Dublin is looking for stories from people who have made their home in Ireland at our Storytelling Collection Weekend.

As part of a special Europe-wide project and National Heritage Week 2018, the interactive museum in Dublin’s Docklands is inviting the public to come along on the weekend of 18 and 19 August to share their stories of migration through objects.

People are encouraged to bring along one or more objects that are part of their own or their family’s migration story. They can be any sort of object: letters, postcards, photographs, tickets, diaries, artworks, items of clothing, recipes, books, mementos, footage, badges, or songs.

The museum is particularly interested in hearing from new Irish communities.

Date: 18th-19th August 2018

Time: 10 am - 5 pm

Location: EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

Cost: FREE

Capacity: NA

More information on the initiative can be found here


By Caitlin Bain

Comments

Why not follow the emigration of John Joseph Field (Known as Jocko
in the USA) b. 20 Oct 1964 in Blarney. He left Ireland with his family aged 2yrs and went to the USA, he became a very famous Baseball player, NY Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates, old cig cards with pictures on.
His father ran a grocery shop in USA, at border surname changed from Field to Fields as often happens.


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