Stephen McNeice
Stephen McNeice

10.21 9 Jun 2019


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The EPIC emigration museum in Dublin has been named Europe's leading tourist attraction.

It picked up the award at the 2019 World Travel Awards.

Other nominees in this year's category included the likes of Buckingham Palace, the Eiffel Tower and the Roman Colosseum.

Two other Irish attractions - the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience and Spike Island - were also nominated.

The EPIC Irish Emigration Museum opened in Dublin's CHQ Building on Customs House Quay in May 2016.

It focuses "on the far reaching influence of Irish history", as well as the contributions of millions of Irish emigrants around the world.

EPIC's founder Neville Isdell said it is "truly an honour" to receive the award.

He observed: "When we opened in 2016, we had a vision to create a local museum that could connect globally.

"It’s very important that we honour the Irish diaspora abroad and recognise the vital contributions and monumental impact Irish people have made worldwide."

He added: "It’s wonderful to be recognised for this award today - thank you to those that made this possible through hard work and dedication, and to those who voted for us."

Previous winners of the award include Spike Island, Titanic Belfast and the Guinness Storehouse, alongside major international sites such as the London Eye and the Acropolis in Athens.

Main image: File photo of EPIC museum and CHQ building in Dublin

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