Past Events

CHQ Welcomes the Duke and Duchess of Sussex!

On Wednesday 11th July, CHQ gave a Royal Welcome to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, where they paid a visit to EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, Dogpatch Labs & CoderDojo. CHQ was honoured to host the couple as part of their official visit to Dublin, as they were presented with native Irish flowers by … Continued

Santa’s Grotto is Returning to EPIC!

Don’t miss out on the wonderful Christmas experience of Santa’s Grotto at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum! Begin your magical journey in the atmospheric vaults of The chq Building in Dublin’s City Centre. Your family will be welcomed by Mrs. Claus and Santa’s elves before meeting Santa in his magical grotto. What’s included: Visit Santa … Continued

CHQ’s Irish Food and Drink Experience – Little Growers Workshop (5th Oct)

Enjoy some of the finest tastes of Ireland at the CHQ’s ‘Taste The Island’ event, held at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, winner of Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction 2019.   Date: 5th October 2019   Buy Tickets here   Do you have a little chef or gardener on your hands? Or perhaps you know nothing about … Continued

CHQ’s Irish Food and Drink Experience – Final Night (6th Nov)

Enjoy some of the finest tastes of Ireland at the CHQ’s ‘Taste The Island’ event, held at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, winner of Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction 2019.   Date: 6th November 2019   Buy Tickets here   To end its series of experiences there will be a special event taking place in EPIC The … Continued

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is in Dublin for the first time ever.  This world-class annual exhibition, although in its 49th year, has never been on display in Ireland before. The images show outstanding wildlife pictures captured in their natural environment.  The 100 award-winning images are beautifully displayed with each image accompanied by … Continued

CHQ’s Irish Food and Drink Experience – Launch Evening

Enjoy some of the finest tastes of Ireland at the CHQ’s ‘Taste The Island’ Launch Night, held at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, winner of Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction 2019. Discover why Irishness is celebrated globally as you delve in to the 200 year old vaults of The chq Building. You can then taste some of … Continued

CHQ’s Irish Food & Drink Experience – Home Cooking: A History of Irish Food & Drink (1st Oct)

Enjoy some of the finest tastes of Ireland at the CHQ’s ‘Taste The Island’ event, held at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, winner of Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction 2019.   Date : 1st October 2019   Buy Tickets here   We should never underestimate the vast importance of the role that food and drink play in … Continued

Get Connected – Celebrating Volunteering Across Europe Exhibition

Date: 11th– 16th December Time: Monday to Friday 7am – 7pm, Saturday & Sunday 9.30am – 6.30pm   Our daily interactions with people around us can have a lasting effect on who we are, how we see the world and what we hold dear. Volunteering can play a big part in how people choose to spend their time, … Continued

Docklands Business Awards 2018

CHQ, Dogpatch, and Urban Brewing Awarded at 8th Docklands Business Awards, 2018             Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe attended this year’s event and congratulated the winners and the Docklands Business Forum for all the good work they do in the area. The Outstanding Achievement Awards was won by Neville Isdell … Continued

Valentine’s Day 2019 at CHQ

Largest speed dating event. ***Sorry Ladies, FEMALE SPACES ARE FULL. We are LOOKING FOR MORE MEN to add diversity to the fabulous group already attending. We’d ask everyone to get the men in your life to sign up!*** Date: Thursday 14th February 2019 Time: 7.30pm – 10pm (registration open from 7pm) Venue: The chq Building, Custom … Continued

2017 Docklands Business Awards

A Night that Celebrated Dockland Achievement The 7th Docklands Business Awards was a great success. Over one hundred Docklands companies were nominated for the 2017 #DBFAwards, the largest number to date. Forty-nine made the shortlist on the night representing a broad sweep of Dockland enterprise from large multinationals to small start-ups and everything in-between. The informal … Continued

Are You A Button Man?

Date: Saturday 15th December Time: 7:30 pm Venue: EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum Following a sell-out debut in The Sugar Club in April 2018, Are You A Button Man? returns to the docks on Saturday the 15th of December at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. Are You A Button Man? is a collaboration of storytelling, music and … Continued

Exhibition: The Times We Live In – Martyn Turner

As part of the Jonathan Swift Festival, which celebrates the great Irish tradition of satire and subversion, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum are exploring the work of a contemporary satirist, Martyn Turner, who has contributed cartoons to The Irish Times for the past five decades. This retrospective will look at Martyn’s work under a number of themed headings … Continued

Torch of Hope 2018

Torch of Hope 21st October 2018 At the heart of this event is the idea that it gives families, friends and communities who have been affected by cancer a chance to unite and to honour lost loved ones. Please join the fundraising event on Sunday 21st October 2018 at 4.30pm and help ARC Cancer Support … Continued

Europeana Story Collecting Weekend ; Migrant Women

Throughout 2018 EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum have been taking part in the Europeana Migration Project as part of this year’s European Year of Cultural Heritage. For their final Story Collection event, they want to focus on collecting your stories on around the theme of Migrant Women. 2018 marks the centenary of women’s achievement of the parliamentary … Continued

Run in the Dark 2018

Run in the Dark Dublin 2018! Every November, as darkness sweeps the globe, thousands of people from over 50 cities will pull on their running shoes and red flashing armbands and hit the streets to Run in the Dark. Join thousands of fellow runners in Dublin to Run in the Dark on the 7th November … Continued

What On Earth?

‘What on Earth?’ is a public arts project partnered with Epic The Irish Emigration Museum, which will be on display here in The chq Building from 16th – 20th October. The project is in aid of Goal, and features a unique collection of resin globes that have been painted by a selection of Ireland’s top … Continued

Exhibition: Blazing a Trail – Lives & Legacies of Irish Diaspora Women

‘Blazing a Trail: Lives and Legacies of Irish Diaspora Women’ is a new exhibition running at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum in CHQ’s Liffey Corner space from 12th – 25th November and will be open daily. It celebrates the lives and legacies of 21 pioneering Irish diaspora women of the 19th and 20th centuries who blazed … Continued

Halloween Fun at EPIC!

Join us at Epic the Emigration Museum for two special days of Halloween fun!   Frankenslime’s Lab with Catherine McGuinness Date: 31 October Time: 11am – 12pm Cost: €8 There’s a slime and a place for getting messy and it’s here with us at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum this Halloween! Catherine McGuinness will be … Continued

Paintclub- Bram Stoker Festival at EPIC

Join us for three days of extra special workshops as part of the Bram Stoker Festival to re-create a Dracula inspired painting, taking place in the vaults of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. Choose from the over 18’s painting and wine event on October 26th, or one of the special family workshops available on October 27th … Continued

Career Zoo @ CHQ – September 2018

Career Zoo, Ireland’s premier networking and career event for professionals, is back in Dublin! They’re bringing the event to The chq Building and Dogpatch Labs on Dublin’s North Docklands on the 29th September 2018.   At Career Zoo you can meet leading employers hiring now for professional jobs in Ireland, and take part in workshops, … Continued

Avitor Dublin Digital Showcase Event

Join us at Avitor’s Dublin Digital Showcase Event @ The chq Building Thursday, October 11, 2018 @ 9:00 AM – Friday, October 12, 2018 @ 5:00 PM Experience Avitor’s Digital Showcase event for Re-Sellers and clients, where they will be demonstrating their full range of hand picked, class leading digital products, all in one location. You can book an … Continued

Irish Light Collection – CHQ Exhibition

Join Irish Light as they announce the publication of the brand new IrishLight Collection, ‘The Island’. Massive congrats to last years workshop participants for once again creating an amazing body of work. A huge part of the IrishLight concept is participation. Making imagery, and mobilising all the wonderful talent out there around the amazing resource of … Continued

Oktoberfest Dublin 2018!

Oktoberfest Dublin George’s Dock, Friday 14th September – Saturday 6th October 2018 When would you get the chance to sing and dance along to an authentic Bavarian Brass Band? Well, now you can – come on down to Oktoberfest in George’s Dock and listen to the traditional Bavarian band Mostland Stürmer followed by Bavarian DJ … Continued

Charlotte Tilbury Pop-Up at CHQ!

Stop by CHQ this Wednesday 5th September and see the gorgeous Pop-Up from Brown Thomas! From 10am – 5pm you can visit the Charlotte Tilbury stand at the North Wall Quay entrance in CHQ and check out all the looks they have available!  

GT5K – Dublin

On Wednesday 5th of September, the GT5K series moves to Dublin. Get a team together and take on the Grant Thornton Corporate 5K Team Challenge around Dublin’s iconic docklands. No “i” in team: Enter as part of a company team of four with three categories available: male, female and mixed. The official score for each team … Continued

Storytelling Collection Weekend – 18th + 19th August

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum in Dublin are looking for stories from people who have made their home in Ireland at our Storytelling Collection Weekend. As part of a special Europe-wide project and National Heritage Week 2018, the interactive museum in Dublin’s Docklands is inviting the public to come along on the weekend of 18th and 19th … Continued

Après Lodge 2017

Ireland’s first-of-its-kind Christmas party venue will bring all the fun of the lively Après scene direct to Dublin. Unwind and party in a celebration that will get you fully into the spirit of Christmas. Après Dublin will see the entire George’s Dock venue turned into a giant custom-built ski lodge, with fun Après social activities, … Continued

Après Village 2017

Aprés Village is a place for all the family this Christmas. Mulled wine, beautiful handmade gifts and festive treats will be on offer,  supported by magical Christmas shows suitable for all the family, winter choir sing-a-long sessions and a rich variety of pop-up market stalls.   Aprés Village will be open from 12pm – 7pm … Continued

Fusion Art Sculpture Exhibition

Popup Art & Sculpture Exhibition Sale featuring beautiful original works & museum quality print works by Artists Alfonso Santoni, Paul C Flynn, Ludmila Korol Modern Art, Sculptors Richy Quin James Horan & Ceramic Artist Lucy Meagher, Surrealistic Artist Milda Severinaite and more…. Exhibition, Sale, Talks, Art Demos in the iconic CHQ Building Custom House Quay … Continued

‘Career Zoo’ event in Dogpatch Labs + CHQ

More than 3,000 people looking for jobs with Ireland’s leading technology companies attended Career Zoo which was held here in Dogpatch Labs and CHQ on Saturday 7th April 2018.   The one day event was open for candidates looking for new opportunities within the tech, biotech, finance and professional services industries. Leading employers from these … Continued

Tiny Tots Tuesday – Storytelling with the Gaiety School of Acting

10:00 – 11:30, 10 July. Tickets €12 Book Tickets   This Tiny Tots Tuesday in July, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum are delighted to join forces with The Gaiety School of Acting to present a Parent and Toddler Theatre class! The immersive hour long workshop is led by a facilitator with years of experience taking small children … Continued

The Unified Communications Showcase hosted by Ion Solutions

You’re invited! Discover the latest in Unified Communications (UC) technology. You’re invited to take part in an interactive demonstration of the most modern meeting room technologies that can improve collaboration, communication and productivity in the workplace. Experience first-hand the benefits of collaborative technology. Get involved. Throughout the day, you will have the opportunity to take … Continued

Whitehall College Graduate Exhibition 2018

‘EVOKE’ Exhibition of Art and Sculpture Whitehall College of Further Education Graduate Exhibition 2018 Liffey Corner gallery of The chq Building  The final year Art and Sculpture students of Whitehall College, Dublin are delighted to present their Graduate exhibition EVOKE. The summer Graduation show is a highlight of the college calendar and this event is the … Continued

Share Your Emigration Story with the Europeana Project

Throughout 2018, the European Year of Cultural Heritage, Europeana will run a series of migration collection days and events involving museums, libraries, archives and audiovisual collections across Europe. As part of this special Europe-wide project, we’re inviting all Irish people who have lived abroad or those who have family members or ancestors who have emigrated, … Continued

Paint with Dad this Father’s Day

2:00pm – 4:00pm, 17 June. Tickets €15 Book Tickets This Father’s Day, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum will be hosting a ‘Paint with Dad!’ workshop in partnership with Giddy Studios. Bring dad along as your creative inspiration and paint a mug just for him! Together you’ll come up with a design, choose your colours and paint your patterns … Continued

A Journey to Relish ; Bloomsday Festival at EPIC

11:00 – 13:00, Saturday 16 June. Tickets €25 – Click here to book This year begin your Bloomsday Festival journey at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, in association with Bakehouse. This special Bloomsday breakfast and tour combination will provide a heady Joycean feast for the senses! Begin at Bakehouse, Irish comfort-food specialists, where you can relish a … Continued

Tiny Tots Tuesday – Musical Mayhem!

CHQ is collaborating with Irish Family History Centre and EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum with Tiny Tots Tuesday! In our first ever Tiny Tots Tuesday on 15 May from 10am – 11.30am, we’ll be exploring music and play in this adorable workshop with our special guest, Mischa from ‘Me And You Music’. Bring your little … Continued

“Irish Elements” Art Exhibition by Stewart Duffy

Stewart Duffy is Dublin photographer who specialises in exploring the beauty of Ireland’s lesser known landscapes and capturing their texture and intensity on a grand scale. The vibrancy and detail of his landscapes create a connection between the audience and the subject, evoking an intimacy between the two; Audiences commonly identify personally with the scenes … Continued


Dublin Port are bringing an exciting photography exhibition to CHQ’s Liffey Corner this May! Their exhibition #MyPortPerspective will be showcasing the winners & runners up from a competition they ran last year for the best images that captured Dublin Port. The exhibition will be showing the best 30 images from the competition, and will be … Continued

The Struggle – An Exhibition by Sarah Quick

The Struggle is a large scale painting installation that explores the distinctions we create between being human and being animal. Distinction is the method we use to construct our reality: separating one from another in the continual act of severing what used to be whole. We distinguish humankind from the rest of nature, our countries … Continued

Jack & Jill’s Children’s Foundation – ‘Hares on the March’

The 110 specially designed hares were been displayed in different locations around Dublin in January 22nd January and were all gathered here at CHQ. Each 3ft tall hare have been created by some of the most talented Irish artists and it is hoped that the live and online auction will raise much needed funds for … Continued

Chinese New Year “Spring Festival Fair”

We were delighted to have DCNYF present this year’s two-day Spring Festival Fair in February at The chq Building where you could feast your senses at both indoors and outdoors activities. Along with Lion, Dragon and Unicorn performances there was also be an appearance of the famous Monkey King, or Sun Wukong, known as a … Continued

Morning Gloryville Dublin

Morning Gloryville is an immersive morning dance experience for those who dare to start their day in style. Nothing wakes you up more than a soul-shaking dance, electrifying music and for those who need it, a mind blowing double espresso! See more at: Morning Gloryville Dublin:   

EPIC; January – April Lecture Series

A number of exciting lectures will be occurring organised by the EPIC team held within Unit 12 of The chq Building. See below for whats coming up: • Thursday 8th February 2018 at 5.30pm “Songs & Stories of the Men who built Britain” • Thursday 15th March 2018 at 6pm “The Forgotten Irish who Changed … Continued

Amy Winehouse photo exhibition comes to CHQ

Amy by Charles Moriarty is a collection of 25 images taken when the singer-songwriter was 19 and on the verge of reaching international fame as a jazz and pop musician. The photographs were taken in the summer of 2003 when she was travelling between New York and London recording tracks for Frank, her debut album. … Continued

Dublin Painting & Sketching Club 140th Annual Exhibition

Dublin Painting and Sketching Club’s 140th annual exhibition will be held in CHQ, in the IFSC, in Dublin city centre from April 15th to 29th 2018, exhibiting 170 paintings from the clubs 70+ members. Many of these are Art School graduates who, in defiance of Establishment values, have learned to paint. They are fine representatives of the … Continued

Kieran Tuohy’s “Dark Shadows” Exhibition

Kieran Tuohy is an Irish artist, working in the medium of bogoak. Abandoning the normal bogwood sculpturing techniques of bringing out the natural forms in the wood into apparent objects, Kieran unearths his own images from the wood. With most of his subjects involving Irish history, it is quite poignant that he works in a medium … Continued

St. Patrick’s Festival at EPIC

This year’s St. Patrick’s Festival takes place from 15th – 19th March, and EPIC and the Irish Family History Centre have a great lineup of events planned as part of the celebrations! EPIC will be open as usual during the entire St. Patrick’s Festival weekend, with a series of events and family activities available for … Continued

Five Lamps Art Exhibition

We are delighted to welcome the Five Lamps Art Festival to CHQ on 7th – 11th March! There will be a number of artists displaying their work within Units 5 & 6 focusing on dockworkers, local places and people. The exhibition will be open daily from 10am – 5pm and will launch Wednesday 7th March at 5pm with a very … Continued

Irish Whiskey Tasting

This St.Patrick’s weekend ELY BAR & GRILL will be hosting a ‘Single Pot Still Whiskey’ tasting with Peter Dunne of Mitchell and Son. The evening will entail a guided tasting of four multi award winning Irish whiskeys in ELY BAR & GRILL, and each whiskey will be accompanied by one of their delicious canapes. This tasting on the 16th … Continued

Leonard Sexton Art Exhibition

Leonard Sexton’s paintings attempt to personalize and draw comparisons between certain social and political ideals. The paintings are about dissolving, movement and the change over time. The object is to paint a place, and make it wholly personal, that considers emotional turbulence, exchange and emotional resonance. This exhibition will be in the Liffey Corner Unit … Continued

Chinese New Year Festival

The hugely popular Spring Festival Fair returns to The chq Building with a jam-packed two-day programme of free family-friendly entertainment on the 24th & 25th February 2018.  Inspired by traditional Chinese temple fairs, “Miaohui”, this year’s spectacular event will welcome the Year of the Dog with a host of canine-themed entertainment, arts, crafts and interactive … Continued

‘Christmas Present, Christmas Past!’ Victorian Christmas at the Irish Family History Centre

Did you know that those visionary Victorians invented Christmas as we know it today? Imagine if Santa’s sleigh was a time machine! Travel back in time with us at the Irish Family History Centre and experience Christmas as your great-great grandparents did over 100 years ago! Throughout the event we will be exploring a very … Continued

A Place Like All Others – David M. Flood

A Place Like All Others An exhibition by David M. Flood, The chq Building – Liffey Corner, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1. February 13th – 23rd, Mon – Fri 9am-6pm, Sat/Sun 10am-6.30pm How we use our urban space is a key concern today with the wide-held perception that space is a valuable commodity. ‘A Place … Continued

Google-Dogpatch Labs Partnership Launch

In August 2015 Dogpatch Labs was selected to join Google for Entrepreneurs Partner Network – a global community of best-in-class startup organisations working to grow entrepreneurial ecosystems around the world. They celebrated the launch of their Google for Entrepreneurs partnership in August 2015 with a big party in The chq Building. For more information, check … Continued

The Glitter Studio – One Fab Day

The Glitter Studio returned to The chq Building in Dublin in February 2016 & 2017. Prepare to be wowed by the very best wedding companies in Ireland, sample delicious treats, sip champagne at the Bubbly Bar, find your perfect gown at the Bridal Boutique and pick up tips at the Wedding Workshops.

World Press Photo Exhibition

The chq Building was proud to host the 2014 World Press Photo exhibition in Dublin, Ireland. The exhibition will open to the public on October 17th 2014 and runs until November 15th. For over 55 years the World Press Photo contest has encouraged the highest standards in photojournalism. The contest creates a bridge linking professionals … Continued

Whitehall College Graduate Exhibition

This was an eclectic mix of emerging Artists from Ireland, Latvia and Sweden, presenting over 150 pieces of unique Art & Sculpture- from paintings, prints, drawings, ceramics, wood, metal and mixed media… There is sure to be something for everyone! More information on Facebook here.

Pigs on Parade

Pigs on Parade is a public arts initiative organised by the Jack & Jill Foundation that will see 100 unique pieces of art in the form of painted and decorated life-size fiberglass Pigs designed by leading artists and designers.

Marie Greene’s “Dialectics and Dreams” Photography Exhibition

Dialectics and Dreams is a diverse collection of favourite subjects and best work to date. People and portraits, landscapes and photo-manipulations, come together to highlight Greene’s view of the world and the visual stories she wishes to communicate. Marie is originally from Cork but recently lived for three years in the United States. Some of her … Continued

Paul Kelly Exhibition “North Wall Series”

Paul Kelly Exhibition “North Wall Series” The photographer Paul Kelly, who has his studio in East wall here in Docklands, brought his North Wall Series exhibition to CHQ.    

Oct ’15: The Roles We Play, Here and There

The Roles We Play, Here and There – Exhibition – 1st to 17th October, The chq Building, Dublin 1 From Thursday 1st to Saturday 17th October 2015, the exhibition “The Roles We Play, Here and There” will celebrate the positive contribution of people facing persistent poverty in the life of their community, in Europe and in … Continued