IMMA PAST FUTURES is a new heritage podcast series supported by the Heritage Council Heritage Stewardship Fund 2022. The first episode was released in conjunction with National Heritage Week in August 2022.
The site of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham/IMMA has been of exceptional importance in terms of local and national history from the earliest human settlements in the Liffey estuary. The earliest dated human occupation is dated back to 1950 BCE with the discovery of a Bronze-age cemetery at the eastern gate of the museum in 2006.
The series is co-hosted by IMMA’s Heritage Researcher and Historian, Barry Kehoe with Stephen Taylor, IMMA Development and heritage enthusiast. They interview key specialists and artists that have developed artworks in response to the heritage of the site and delve into a wide range of heritage phenomena related to the site. Released between August and December the podcasts encourage visitors to come and engage more widely with the richness of the local heritage of the IMMA site.
IMMA PAST FUTURES is programmed in association with the IMMA Outdoors programme; the International Summer School; IMMA’s Decade of Commemoration programme, 100yrs of Self-determination conference; and extends on the IMMA TALKS series programme.