This July and August, if you're on the hunt for an epic family day out, why not head to the capital and experience one of Europe's leading tourist attractions?
Now that the schools have well and truly closed for the remainder of the summer, it's time to start concocting ideas of how to keep the family entertained over the next couple of months. If you're feeling like a staycation getaway fits the bill, then EPIC Museum and Jeanie Johnston should be high on the agenda as the kids go free to both attractions.
Once they are accompanied by an adult, all children aged 16 years and younger can avail of the wonderful offer, which is bound to expand their horizons and teach them (and yourself!) a thing or two about Ireland.
In the Irish Emigration Museum, located at the Dublin Docklands, visitors will experience a totally unique and immersive experience, asking the question "What does it truly mean to be Irish?". By visiting the state-of-the-art museum, you will discover how much the Irish mean to the rest of the world. You will be able to explore the 200 year old vaults, take interactive quizzes, listen to the whispering library, and even get moving as you dance to Riverdance!
After discovering and learning all there is to know about the impact Ireland has on the world, you'll be able to walk two minutes down the road to your next stop - the Jeanie Johnston. The little one's excitement of stepping onto a ship for the first time will be just incredible.
The historical Jeanie Johnston experience will tell the story of the thousands of Irish people who fled our land during the Famine, hoping for a better life in North America. Certainly one for history buffs, you'll be transported back in time as you step aboard to learn all about the history of the ship and hear about the brave tales of the crew and passengers who embarked on those perilous voyages all those years ago.
Should you wish to avail of this brilliant offer, be sure to book well in advance where possible. EPIC Museum is open seven days a week from 10 am to 5 pm, with pre-booking (here) being advised. The Jeanie Johnston is open Thursday to Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm, and pre-booking (here) is essential.