EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum has introduced a brand-new, exclusive collection that celebrates the rich tapestry of Ireland’s past and present and pays homage to its creative legacy
If you’re looking for a touching and uniquely Irish present for someone at home or abroad, you would be hard pressed to find somewhere better than the gift shop at EPIC HQ.
And now, thanks to some incredible new collaborations with Irish designers, it has added even more meaningful and impactful products to its already extensive offering.
The museum’s first collection pays tribute to Mary Robinson, an extraordinary Irish woman who shattered glass ceilings when she became Ireland’s first female president. A trailblazer, she left an indelible mark on modern Ireland, championing progressive causes like decriminalising homosexuality and legalising contraception and divorce. Beyond Ireland’s shores, Mary Robinson continued her crusade, advocating against racism and climate change while championing civil rights. The Mary Robinson range is available in t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, totes and notepads.
5% of every sale will be donated to the Mary Robinson Centre in Ballina, Co. Mayo. The centre’s vision is to inspire and foster personal leadership in the service of promoting human rights, gender equality, women’s leadership and climate justice.
In its second collection, EPIC has teamed up with Emma Patterson, an artist and a National College of Art & Design (NCAD) graduate who captures moments in time by depicting individual characters passing through public spaces. Using EPIC as her backdrop she captured the broad spectrum of the Global Irish Diaspora in her piece ‘Connection 2023’, from those with Irish heritage, to those who came here for work or study, to those with a deep appreciation for our people, places and culture. This exclusive design is available on t-shirts, sweatshirts, totes, mugs and notepads.
Located just a couple of minutes’ walk from EPIC, the Jeanie Johnston is an authentic replica of the original vessel, built to honour and remember the struggles and resilience of Ireland’s Famine emigrants. The Jeanie Johnston Collection commemorates this special ship which made 16 transatlantic journeys during the Famine years, transporting 2,500 Irish emigrants to North America. The collection includes a number of stunning illustrations of the ship across t-shirts, sweatshirts, totes, prints and mugs.
EPIC has curated a range of exquisite gift boxes and hampers, which are the perfect way to send a little bit of home to loved ones who are abroad this festive season. These thoughtful hampers are a luxurious blend of Irish craftsmanship and eco-consciousness. Our favourite is the “We All Come From Somewhere” Hamper which features a mohair throw, vegan chocolate, and two exclusive Connection Collection mugs. These Irish-designed hampers are heartfelt gifts which radiate warmth and comfort.
Only available in-store at the EPIC Gift Shop, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1, or online at shop.epicchq.com/