|The Irish Influence: Display at EPIC, the Irish Emigration Museum in Dublin, Ireland|
My friend and fellow children's book writer Gretchen Woelfle loves to travel and recently visited Ireland, where she spent a week in Dublin and went to both the Irish Emigration Museum and the Icon Factory. Here is her report:
Two very different sites in Dublin celebrate the Irish--those who left and those who stayed behind.
Neville Isdell, former CEO of Coca Cola and founder of “My own experience of being an emigrant has always stayed with me. And as they sayI left Ireland but Ireland never left me….My career took me all over the world, to 151 countries. I’ve always believed that the story of Irish people around the world was one worth telling, and so, I founded EPIC in 2016.”
|How they left Ireland.|
|Transportation to Australia.|
|Irish rock stars.|