Darragh Doyle writes:
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum has developed a Stay At Home Library curated especially for older Irish people abroad who are cocooning.
Featuring the best of Irish documentaries, dramas, music, podcasts, sporting highlights and more, this is an online resource curated to bring a real taste of Ireland to anyone who loves the country or the culture.
Anyone abroad who is missing Ireland should find this entertaining and useful. It is our hope that people with elderly relatives abroad will share this link with them, especially if recent times have forced them to become more internet literate than before.
The RTÉ Player, RTÉ Archives, TG4 Player and GAA Now have shared their programmes available internationally. We have also included poems from Poetry Ireland, concerts with The Ruby Sessions, the National Concert Hall and more.
Stay At Home Library (EPIC)y
Celebrate the feats of Irish women on International Women’s Day at EPIC [the Irish emigration museum], CHQ Building, Dublin 1.
We have specially curated tours at 11am, 1pm and 3pm on Sunday to share the stories of the pioneering Irish women who have shaped the world.
These stories are the basis of the RTÉ Television series Herstory: Ireland’s EPIC Women, which is currently on RTÉ One on Monday nights at 8.30pm.
We also have an International Women’s Day Panel Discussion on Sunday at 2pm led by the historian Dr Angela Byrne on transnational Irish women and their campaigns for gender equality.
PLUS our ‘Blazing a Trail: Lives and Legacies of Irish Diaspora Women‘ exhibition, which celebrates the lives and legacies of 21 pioneering Irish diaspora women of the 19th and 20th centuries who blazed a trail in a wide range of field, continues until the end of March….
Name those pioneering women (top), anyone?
Dublin city centre.
Out of over 200 public artworks in Dublin city, only seven are in memory of historical Irish women.
Six women are celebrated to be precise, whereas 48 historic men are remembered for their achievements and accomplishments.
That’s why EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum placed a plinth on O’Connell Street this morning asking why female trailbazers – like aviator Mary Heath – have been so overlooked by Irish history.
Blazing a Trail: Lives and Legacies of Irish Diaspora Women, runs until March 31 at EPIC, Custom House Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1.
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