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Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Dublin 8, D08 FW31, Ireland
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Discover the captivating history of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham/IMMA through the immersive IMMA Heritage Trail. The IMMA Heritage Trail has grown out of the success of our recent podcast series of the PAST FUTURES, co-hosted by IMMA's esteemed Heritage Researcher, Barry Kehoe, and heritage enthusiast Stephen Taylor. The trail takes you on a journey through 16 unique stops dotted around the IMMA grounds.  

Set out on the self-guided IMMA Heritage Trail from the Main IMMA reception desk. Our dedicated staff members are available to provide guidance and answer any questions you may have.

Wander through time and unravel the storied past of the IMMA site, where history comes alive at every turn. The IMMA Heritage Trail invites you to step into the footsteps of the past. The trail takes visitors through the grounds of IMMA, shedding light on the heritage phenomena related to the site. From the earliest human settlements in the Liffey estuary, dating back to 1950 BCE, with the discovery of the Bronze-age cemetery at the museum’s eastern gate in 2006, to the IMMA’s opening in the Royal Hospital, each stop on the trail unveils a different facet of the IMMA’s rich historical tapestry. Embrace the opportunity to engage more deeply with the site’s local heritage and be enchanted by the synergy of art and history, waiting to be explored in this enthralling outdoor adventure.



The IMMA Heritage Trail is kindly supported by An Chomhairle Oidhreachta / The Heritage Council and the Office of Public Works. OSI Historic map details are provided courtesy of Tailte Éireann.