Entangled Islands Exhibition

Green and pink pale coloured interlocking shapes representing Caribbean islands, overwritten with black event text.
  • Family friendly

Thursday, 7 September 2023 - Thursday, 1 February 2024

Event times:

10:00 - 17:00

Event price:


About this event

Discover 400 years of Irish links to the Caribbean with the new exhibition: 'Entangled Islands' at EPIC!

Entangled Islands explores Ireland’s influence on the Caribbean. Our connections go back to the 17th century, when Irish indentured labourers were among the many thousands transported to work on islands acquired by the English. The Irish in time found their way into positions of power and privilege across the region, whether as plantation owners or colonial governors.

This temporary exhibition tells the stories of a wide range of Irish people who traversed and settled in the Caribbean, but it also considers our intersecting histories of colonisation and resistance. It traces this long history of connection through 19 key figures on either side of the Atlantic, from merchants and enslavers to poets and journalists.

Free until Sept 18th

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