Inspiration will be the theme of Ireland's participation in Expo 2020.
The country's national pavilion will tell an "epic story" of culture and heritage dating back 5,000 years to visitors at this year's Expo, which takes place from October 20th to April 10th 2021.
A fusion of Western and Eastern architecture, its design is inspired by the megalithic Newgrange lightbox, best known for the illumination of its passage and chamber by the Winter Solstice sun.
Plans for the pavilion's programme include a permanent exhibition and six-month schedule of daily cultural, educational, sporting and business events across four themes - The Irish Fantastic, The Irish Scientific, Irish World Changers and Trailblazers and Global Ireland.
Aidan Cronin, ambassador of Ireland to the UAE and Ireland’s Expo 2020 Commissioner General, says: “Ireland’s story is an inspirational one and Expo 2020 is an opportunity to tell that story to a large, truly global audience. Our pavilion will showcase Irish history, science, technology, business, and culture."