EPIC Irish Emigration Museum. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Irish emigration museum voted Europe’s leading attraction for second year

The Irish Emigration Museum has enjoyed Epic success after being named Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction in the World Travel Awards for the second year running.

The museum – which covers the history of the Irish diaspora – claimed the prize following a public vote.

EPIC saw off tourist attractions such as Buckingham Palace and the Eiffel Tower to win the prize.

The museum said the award was dedicated to Irish people everywhere, “particularly those who have been working to help others in their communities throughout the pandemic”.

A statement added: “The museum is a celebration of what it truly means to be Irish, going beyond stereotypes to celebrate the impact of Irish emigrants over 1,500 years, and the influence they have had on the world.

“From politics, to poetry, to science, fashion and even infamy, Irish culture is popular all around the world because of these people.”

EPIC Museum Director, Patrick Greene, said they are “immensely proud” to be recognised with the award again.

He added: “In the same spirit that more people are ‘shopping local’, we hope that Irish people will have even more reason to experience a two-time winner tourist attraction on their own doorstep, and that we’ll be a must-see destination for overseas visitors again soon”…

… visit Irish Examiner to read full story

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