EPIC, the Irish Emigration Museum is the only Irish entry in the World Travel Awards and is in contention for the title of the World's Leading Tourist Attraction. Voting closes Sunday, October 20.
Recently voted Europe's Leading Tourist Attraction, the museum is one of fourteen world finalists and will take on the Taj Mahal, India, Warner Bros World, Abu Dhabi, The Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World, Florida, Table Mountain in South Africa, Machu Picchu of Peru and the Great Wall of China, among others.
Aileesh Carew, Director of Sales and Marketing at EPIC, is confident that they can bring the globally prestigious title back to Ireland: “The reaction we have experienced since winning the award of Europe's Leading Tourist Attraction earlier this year has been a real reflection of the esteem our visitors and partners hold our museum in. We tell the stories of the Irish emigration experience with dignity and care and this is reflected in the thousands of positive reviews our visitors have left us over the past three years.
“Our founder, Neville Isdell, had a vision to create a local museum that could connect globally and now Irish people and people of Irish descent around the world are invited to support one of the only museums in the world that honours them.
“Titanic Belfast won this award with great public support in 2016, and Spike Island was a finalist in 2017 and 2018. We hope that our visitors and supporters will join us in bringing this award back to Ireland.”
The museum, which will welcome over 300,000 visitors this year, shows the far-reaching influence of Irish people and covers 1,500 years of Irish history. It tells the powerful story of 10 million Irish people who travelled abroad to start a new life, including the contributions they have made, and the enormous influence they had and continue to have on the world. The museum takes visitors on a journey of emigration from Ireland to the far corners of the globe, including America, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.
The World Travel Awards, celebrating their 26th anniversary this year, are renowned as the most prestigious and comprehensive in the global industry. Previous winners of the award include the Las Vegas Strip and Machu Picchu. The World Travel Awards Final will be held in Oman on 28th November 2019.
About EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum:
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is a state-of-the-art interactive experience located in the CHQ Building at one of Dublin's most historic locations by the banks of the River Liffey in Dublin's Docklands, the original departure point for so many of Ireland's emigrants. Featuring personal stories of love, triumph, adventure and adversity, it highlights and celebrates the positive impact and influence of Irish emigrants around the world.
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum was founded by Neville Isdell and was opened by Mary Robinson in May 2016. It was designed by Event Communications, the award-winning designers of Titanic Belfast.
The museum tells the story of the Irish diaspora across the globe, the impact they have had, the contributions they have made and the influence they have had globally. The state-of-the-art touchscreen technology in the museum makes the EPIC experience an accessible, fun and educational way for visitors to learn about Irish history, culture and people.
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