I'm always looking for free and new things to do in Dublin City. Weekends need to be planned these days as places are still restricting visits and crowds, etc. This week I thought I would plan something Pride related. I miss the anticipation and buzz of the in person parade which would usually happen towards the end of June but all is not lost...turns out, there is still lots going on! In some ways, it seems that places have become more creative in what they have put together. What I find, I'll share! Over the next few days I will be sharing thing related to LGBTQ+ in Ireland. Lets get the party started....
"Across the generations, Irish LGBTQ+ people have emigrated and found opportunities to live and love abroad. EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, in partnership with the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, are proud to play a role in illuminating this hidden history of Irish emigration.
Across six themes – exclusion, community, love, defiance, solidarity and return – Out in the World highlights twelve stories from the vast history of Ireland’s LGBTQ+ diaspora. The exhibition also features artwork by award-winning Irish designer and multi-disciplinary artist Richard Malone.
Visit the exhibition at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum in Dublin from June 8th to December 1st 2021. The exhibition will also tour to select locations across the world in 2022.
About the Curator
Dr Maurice J Casey @MauriceJCasey is the current Department of Foreign Affairs Historian-in-Residence at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. Before delete before and change to Prior to starting this role, delete comma he completed his doctorate in History at the University of Oxford in 2020. He also studied at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Cambridge and Stanford University, where he was a Fulbright visiting researcher from 2018 to 2019. His expertise lies in the history of grassroots activism in modern Ireland and Irish contributions to radical and progressive political movements abroad.
Admission to the exhibition is FREE during Dublin Pride from June 8th to July 1st. From July 2nd until Dec 1st 2021, admission is free with every ticket purchased to EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum.