When you search for the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) at Dublin, Ireland you’ll have to walk through a residential zone in the city quarter Kilmainham. A road winds slowly up the hill towards the old Royal Hospital. A sign tells dog owners where they can enjoy a walk with and train their dogs. And when you’re standing in front of the ancient hospital building you still don’t have a clue what to find inside.
The IMMA was opened in 1991 as the national museum for contemporary and modern art. If you get inside you can visit some exhibitions free of charge, for some you need a ticket. It is not the most impressive museum of modern art I’ve seen throughout the world but it gives a good insight into contemporary art. From here it is also only a short walk to Kilmainham Goal, one of the most important sights of the city.
Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA)
Áras Nua-Ealaíne na hÉireann
Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Military Road, Kilmainham
Dublin / Baile Átha Cliath
Ireland / Éire