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At EPIC we believe that Ireland had given far more to the world than stereotypes.

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Dr Isabel ‘Ida’ Deane Mitchell

EPIC STORIES

 

The Ulster missionary doctor who left a lasting impression on Manchuria

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Sarah ‘Fanny’ Durack

EPIC STORIES

 

The Irish-Australian who won the first women’s Olympic swimming medal and who broke a total of 12 world records

Born to Irish emigrant parents in Australia, Fanny Durack was lucky that she was...

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Eva Gore-Booth

EPIC STORIES

 

Gore-Booth, the quiet sister of Countess Markievicz, who became an icon of suffrage, trade unionism, nationalism and LGBTQ+ defiance

What can be said of the poet, suffragist and Irish...

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Eileen Gray

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The Irish architect and designer from Co Wexford would become a pioneer of modern design

Eileen Gray once said “To create, one must question everything” and that’s exactly what she did. Her...

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Cynthia Longfield

EPIC STORIES

 

The international dragonfly expert and intrepid explorer also known as 'Madame Dragonfly'

Why is it that so few people know of Cynthia Longfield? She is by far one of the most interesting...

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Annie Besant

EPIC STORIES

 

The trade unionist, socialist, and later Indian nationalist who was the first woman to endorse birth control

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How many US Presidents have Irish Heritage?

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Today is Presidents' Day in the USA

Today (18th February) marks the date of George Washington's birthday, and in recent years it has become a day to recognize other US presidents as well. 

From ...

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The story of Martin Walsh

IFHC

Digging deeper into story of boy born during Famine, Fiona O'Mahony and Maura Flood from the Irish Family History Centre unearth the missing pieces in the story of Martin Walsh

EPIC The Irish...

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The remarkable story of Dr David Hadden, the Skibbereen Famine Doctor

IFHC

This story comes from research commissioned by a private client based in the US, and is told with permission.

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