EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is inviting people to contribute to a new exhibition relating to the Covid-19 crisis.
EPIC are looking for stories that celebrate the positive difference Irish people at home and abroad are making in response to Covid-19.
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Whether it's frontline workers, community volunteers, local entertainers, social event organisers, PPE makers and donors or the children putting drawings of rainbows in their windows to make their neighbours smile, Epic plans to assemble an oral history of these extraordinary times," said Dr Patrick Greene, Museum Director and CEO.
The Irish are renowned for their hope, kindness and resilience. With Covid-19 stopping us in our tracks, we're seeing that Irishness shine through.— EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum (@EPICMuseumCHQ) May 14, 2020
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"As a storytelling museum, EPIC is hoping that we can collectively document the impact of the Irish worldwide during the crisis. These stories will form a new chapter in our nation’s story. We are inspired by Dr. Mike Ryan’s calm but consistently brilliant rallying cries, Irish medics travelling thousands of miles to come home to work and so many other supportive acts."
EPIC is asking people to share any stories that show the difference the Irish continue to make at home and abroad, no matter the size, with the #EPICIrish hashtag and via their website.