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Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Dublin 8, D08 FW31, Ireland
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Learn & EngagePrimary Schools

Whether you are a formal learner, or just curious to find out more, we can help you to engage with creativity, conceptual thinking and cultural meaning at IMMA.

Primary Schools

Book a free Guided Tour for your class. If you’d like to book a tour of selected artworks with our Visitor Engagement Team (VET), please email [email protected] Tours are available Tuesday to Friday mornings and tour start times are 9:30am, 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am and are 45-minutes in duration. Each tour is limited to 32 children. If you require further information on exhibitions or have other queries, please email: [email protected]

Primary school teachers are very welcome to visit IMMA with their class groups any time during opening hours for a Self-Guided Visit. We would appreciate if you can email [email protected] to let us know when your group are intending to visit so that we can manage numbers safely in the gallery on the day.

IMMA can organise a 40 minute zoom call with a facilitator from our VET. Your class can explore an artwork or theme from our current exhibitions and talk to the VET facilitator about their responses and ideas. Contact [email protected] to schedule a zoom engagement, and contact [email protected] for more details.

IMMA is situated in the historic Royal Hospital Kilmainham, which includes a formal garden and large meadows, so there is plenty of space for outdoor exercise and a class picnic in the fresh air. Group leaders/ teachers may want to optimise their day out, so it is useful to know that IMMA is walking distance from both Kilmainham Gaol and the National Museum of Ireland at Collins Barracks. There is also a paid car park to the rear of the main building.

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Barry Flanagan's The Drummer with Ola Majekodunmi trí mheán na Gaeilge

During this video, Gaeilgeoir and broadcaster Ola Majekodunmi invites you on a slow looking exploration of Barry Flanagan's The Drummer (1996). This statue has been described by many as one of IMMA's most iconic sculptures. Watch and listen, as Ola describes the wonderful flowing features complimented by the static movement of this bronze statue. The Slow Looking Art Series invites audiences to take a very slow, long look at an artwork from the IMMA Collection and consider their own individual response to the piece.

Barry Flanagan's The Drummer with Joan Walker in English

During this video from the Slow Looking series, Joan from our Visitor Engagement Team, follows the rhythm of Barry Flanagan's The Drummer (1996). This statue has been described by many as one of IMMA's most iconic sculptures. Watch and listen, as Joan describes the wonderful flowing features complimented by the static movement of this bronze statue.

Look, No Cows! with Siobhán Parkinson

Look, No Cows! (2014) is a video for children of a journey around IMMA's gardens and grounds with author Siobhán Parkinson. She visits her favourite artworks outdoors, thinking and talking about them. Siobhán served as Ireland's first ever laureate for children's literature (Laureate na nÓg) from May 2010 to May 2012. http://www.siobhanparkinson.com/

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Important Notice

We would like to advise our visitors that our main car park will be closed to the public on Tuesday 17 May and Wednesday 18 May to facilitate urgent surface repairs. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
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