You won’t find leprechauns or pots of gold here, but you’ll discover that what it means to be Irish expands far beyond the borders of Ireland through the stories of Irish emigrants who became scientists, politicians, poets, artists and even outlaws all over the world. At EPIC, winner of Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction at the World Travel Awards in 2019, 2020 and 2021, discover Ireland from the outside in and find out why saying “I’m Irish” is one of the biggest conversation starters, no matter where you are.
EPIC tells the moving and unforgettable stories of those who left the island of Ireland, and how they influenced and shaped the world. EPIC embraces the past and the future with 1,500 years of history and culture housed in the underground vaults of the atmospheric 19th century chq Building.
Dive into EPIC’s unique and immersive digital experience in state-of-the-art interactive galleries, complete with touch screens, motion sensor quizzes and a feast of powerful audio and video that bring Irish history to life. Watch characters from the past tell one-of-a-kind tales of adventure and perseverance, conflict and discovery, belief and community.
Also located at EPIC is the Irish Family History Centre - the world standard in Irish Genealogical Research. Whether you’re just a little curious, or a fully-fledged family historian, we have something for you at the Irish Family History Centre, where our expert Genealogists can help you unearth your Irish roots.
Walk east from the Bridge along Eden Quay with the River Liffey on your right. Continue along Custom House Quay straight past the historic Custom House until you see an arch on the left, beside CHQ. The entrance to EPIC is beside this arch.
Luas Red Line stop at Georges Dock which is right outside EPIC.
Take the 14, 15, 27, 31, 32, 42, 43, 53 or 130 bus to Amiens Street/Connolly Station
DoDublin Tour Bus – Custom House Quay stop
City Sightseeing – stop 20
EPIC is open every day from 10:00am – 6:45pm, last entry 5:00pm. Open all year round excl. Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and St. Stephen’s Day.
Approx Visit Duration: 90 minutes
CHQ, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1 D01 T6K6, Ireland.
+353 (01) 906 0861