IMMA invites you to help us make our seasonal Christmas tree in the courtyard extra special this year. Taking inspiration from the ancient Irish custom of the Rag Tree, The People’s Tree merges festive glamour with folklore. Get creative this Christmas by writing or embroidering your wish on a ribbon or a rag. Make one for relatives (young and old), friends, family abroad or even encourage them to make their own. Check out our special Explorer at Home: Ribbons & Rags project here. Send them to us and IMMA staff will tie them to a dedicated section on our enormous 35ft tree.
Let’s share our wishes, hopes, memories and thoughts in IMMA’s iconic public space to create a symbolic collective gesture at this exceptional time in our lives.
Send us your wish here and we’ll write it onto a ribbon or a rag for you and place it on The People’s Tree
Drop off your completed ribbon or rag to our bespoke Ribbons & Rags post box, located beside the tree in IMMA’s Courtyard. IMMA staff will tie them to the Christmas Tree.
Make your own! Use a fabric of sentimental value or add a glamorous ribbon, embroider your message or simply write in permanent pen? Then post it to The People’s Tree, IMMA, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8, D08 FW31, Ireland.
To find some creative inspiration check out this Explorer at Home, Ribbons & Rags project.
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