New Stay At Home Library for older Irish people abroad

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum has developed a Stay At Home Library curated especially for older Irish people abroad who are cocooning at home.

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For anyone missing Ireland, the Stay At Home Library brings entertaining, evocative and interesting Irish conversations, dramas, music, podcasts, poetry, scenery and sport to their screens. There’s no need to spend ages searching online for something to watch – it’s on one link. Everything featured is available to view internationally, and free to watch or listen to.

New Stay At Home Library for older Irish people abroad

There are currently over 40 works featured in the Library, handpicked to appeal to many tastes. From archive programming through to concerts happening this week, this collection features some of the best culture and creative talent of Ireland, thanks to RTÉ Player, RTÉ Archives, TG4 and GAA Now. The Library will be updated regularly.

Highlights include:

  • The entire series of The Meaning of Life interviews with Gay Byrne, where he meets the most well known Irish people of the time, including Mary Robinson, Colin Farrell, Gabriel Byrne, Terry Wogan and Hozier
  • Travel shows sharing the most beautiful and striking Irish locations, scenery and interesting local attractions
  • Seamus Heaney in his own words – an 11 part exhibition on our Nobel Laureate’s life, curated by RTÉ Archives
  • Weird and wonderful news reports including the magician priest on Achill, the Wall of Death in Co Longford and Hercules, the most famous bear in the world
  • Watch drivers and passengers share their personal stories and views on love, relationships, sex, transgender rights, fracking, conspiracy theories and more
  • Highlights from the 1963 Senior All Ireland Hurling Final between Kilkenny and Waterford and the best of GAA action from 2019’s championships
  • The Dublin Circus Project has been teaching people how to juggle, balance and develop Poi Circus skills on YouTube
  • The Ruby Sessions have featured home gigs by Lisa Hannigan, Gavin James, The Coronas, Wallis Bird, Villagers and more
  • Poetry Ireland continues to champion and celebrate new poems and have shared work online from their latest Review

Because of their involvement with Irish diaspora organisations around the world and their own family situations, the EPIC team know that the enforced distance people are experiencing is tough. They know a reminder of Ireland can help older people especially, who may not have the internet skills to find the high quality content available online.

“If you are missing Ireland or love Irish culture, this is made for you” said Dr Patrick Greene, the Museum Director and CEO of EPIC. “Our Museum has been celebrating Ireland’s creative daughters and sons since it opened in May 2016 and though you can’t visit us yet, this Library is our way of bringing that creativity to you.

Brilliant programmes and shows are happening online, but can be challenging to find unless you’re in the know. Supporting our artists, film makers, musicians and writers is vital now and we hope this Library serves as a showcase of how creative the Irish are, at home or abroad. Enjoy.”

About EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum:

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is an interactive journey about how a small island made a big impact on the world. It explores how every person is connected and how the Irish influence has shaped the world in the last fifteen centuries. Described as one of Ireland’s National Treasures, EPIC was named Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction in the 2019 World Travel Awards. It is wheelchair accessible and buggy and child friendly. For more information please visit or search #EPICmuseum online.

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