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Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Dublin 8, D08 FW31, Ireland
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Are you living with dementia or do you know someone who is? Why not come along to IMMA and experience our next dementia-inclusive Azure tour. These tours are tailored towards people living with dementia and their families and friends and are facilitated by IMMA staff members who are trained in providing art tours for people with dementia.

The next tour takes place on Friday 1 November at 11.00am, when you can join Trish from our Visitor Engagement Team and explore selected work from the exhibition Life Above Everything: Lucian Freud and Jack B Yeats.

We will meet at IMMA’s Freud Centre at 11.00am. After the tour, we finish with an optional complimentary tea or coffee and a chat in IMMA’s ‘Kemp Sisters Cafe’. Refreshments are kindly sponsored by the ‘Kemp Sisters Cafe’.

Guests are also more than welcome to come along to the tour as a ‘drop-in’ attendees – just meet us at the time/date mentioned above.

We also offer free, book-able AZURE tours to dementia care facilities or dementia support organisations who wish to bring groups to visit IMMA. A tour can be specially arranged by contacting Margaret via email [email protected] or call 01 612 9955.

Lucian Freud

Lucian Freud 1922–2011

Lucian Freud (1922-2011) was one of the greatest realist painters of the 20th century. Renowned for his portrayal of the human form, Freud is best known for his intimate, honest, often visceral portraits. Working only from life Freud’s studio was intensely private and he mainly worked with those he was close to, often asking subjects to sit for hundreds of hours over multiple sittings to better capture the essence of their personality.
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Jack Butler Yeats

Jack Butler Yeats 1871–1957

Irish painter Jack Butler Yeats was born in London and grew up in Sligo. He attended the Government School of Design and the Westminster School of Art. Yeats was elected a member of the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1916. His painting ‘The Liffey Swim’ won a silver medal at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris. The broad fluid brushstrokes of that work mark the beginning of his expressive and experimental style. Yeats's work is held in numerous national collections including IMMA, the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Crawford Art Gallery.

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Azure Tours at IMMA


Useful Information

Chairs will be supplied throughout the galleries, and there are lifts and access for wheelchairs in both buildings. IMMA can provide manual wheelchairs if pre-booked. Please contact Caroline via email [email protected] or phone 01-612 9955 in advance of visiting if you have particular requirements regarding access.

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You can pre-book your attendance in advance, or you can just drop in. We know schedules can change so don’t worry if you need to cancel a booking closer to the time.

You can book for an Azure tour by contacting Bairbre Ann via email to [email protected] or phone 01-612 9955.

Important Notice


We would like to advise our visitors that our Main Reception area is closed for renovation from 22 April until mid-June. A temporary reception is open on the ground floor next to the original main entrance. There are three exhibitions to visit  Hilary Heron: A Retrospective; Derry Film & Video Workshop and Self: Determination: Artists Commissions. IMMA’s shop, café and gardens are all open.