Discover the story of the 10 million people who left Ireland
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 Irish history and culture housed in its atmospheric vaults. The world’s only fully digital museum, experience this breathtaking story in state-of-the-art interactive galleries, complete with touchscreens, 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.
This Saturday we will visit “The Rebel County” – Cork. This is a beautiful area in the south-west of Ireland which is full of history and magnificent photo opportunities!
You will get the chance to explore the city, to visit the internationally famous “English Market” and to dig into great Irish history by visiting Blarney Castle. On our way back you will be able to see the world famous “Rock of Cashel”, known for its connection with St. Patrick.
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This Sunday, discover where modern and ancient Dublin meet. During this trip, we will explore areas where the mighty Vikings settled over 1300 years ago!!
Learn about how the Dublin Vikings lived and died and visit the area where the largest slave market in Europe was located! Learn about the two great Dublin cathedrals – one Viking and one Norman, the bloody expulsion of the Vikings from their own city and the Norman invasion of Ireland!
Afterwards, we will head to Glendalough – “the valley of the two lakes”, to discover the picturesque scenery and history behind this great monastic city. It is a famous religious site with amazing views and a beautiful nature walk along the two lakes. You’ll also hear the story of how the Vikings attacked this famous dwelling and many others like it.
Finally, on the way home, we will take in some of the beautiful Wicklow mountain views and get some great photo opportunities at places such as the ‘Guinness Lake’!
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