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EPIC the Irish Emigration Museum

Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship

Irish Family History Centre

Discover Dublin’s Docklands

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Steeped in history and culture, Dublin’s Docklands is home to a number of fantastic attractions, sights, bars and cafés for visitors to enjoy.
Discover how the city’s bustling port has transformed over the years to become established as the business headquarters of Dublin.

Explore the history of Custom House Quay

Our location at Custom House Quay is particularly symbolic and historic as many emigrant voyages during the Famine period departed from this quay. Among these ships was the ‘Perseverance’, one of the first Famine ships to leave Ireland. It set sail on St. Patrick’s Day in 1846.
On board the Jeanie Johnston, visitors are transported back to join the poverty stricken Irish emigrants of the mid-19th century. Retrace their steps as they boarded the sturdy ship for the difficult transatlantic voyage to a promising future in the ‘New World’.

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Culture Trail

Explore the history and heritage of Dublin’s Docklands by following the culture trail! Beginning at Custom House Quay the trail will guide you along to all of the unmissable sights which the Docklands has to offer.

Recommended time for the trail: 1/2 day

1. Begin your journey at James Gandon’s magnificent Custom House, built in 1791. Visit the free exhibition in the Visitor Centre while enjoying the neoclassical architecture.
2. Walk 5 minutes to Rowan Gillespie’s moving Famine Memorial Sculptures. The statues commemorate the million Irish people who died and the million who emigrated in the nineteenth century.
3. Walk 2 minutes to EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, a state of the art interactive museum in the vaults of CHQ. Here you’ll discover the incredible stories of those who left Ireland, and the influence they brought to bear on global art, culture, science and politics. While you’re here, why not visit the Irish Family History Centre to research your Irish roots, and take a break for a coffee or lunch in one of CHQ’s many fantastic cafes.
4. Find out more about famine history at the Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Story, 2 minutes’ walk away.
5. For evening entertainment, take a 9 minute stroll across the Samuel Beckett Bridge, named for one of Dublin’s famous Nobel laureate playwrights, to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.
6. Or if science is your thing, why not take a 12 minute stroll to the Science Gallery where art and science collide.

Top Tip - ask for a map to the Dublin Docklands in our office and receive a 10% discount on many local attractions

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Famine Memorial Statues, 2010 Sculptor: Rowan Gillespie

Famine Memorial Statues, 2010
Sculptor: Rowan Gillespie

Convention Centre, 2008 Architect: Kevin Roche

Convention Centre, 2008
Architect: Kevin Roche

Samuel Beckett Bridge, 2009 Architect: S. Calatrava

Samuel Beckett Bridge, 2009
Architect: S. Calatrava