Mary Aikenhead is the foundress of the Religious Sisters of Charity and the multi-faceted exhibition at the Heritage Centre portrays the history of the Congregation in a creative way. Mary Aikenhead spent the last 27 years of her life as an invalid, communicating to her Congregation through countless letters. The focal point of the exhibition is Mary Aikenhead's own room, where she lived from 1845 until her death in 1858
You are welcome to visit the Heritage Centre as an individual or with a group. Admission is free and your visit, lasting about two hours, will be a most enriching experience. There is wheelchair access via a lift to the first floor. Seating is provided and a cup of tea/coffee is served at the end of your visit.
Through audio-visual scenes and many short video clips you will gain an insight into the life and times of Mary Aikenhead, the spirit of the Congregation, its origins and its continuing expression today, wherever Sisters of Charity live and work.
Our Free Mobile APP "Walking with Mary Aikenhead"
Our mobile App “Walking with Mary Aikenhead” is available from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. The App features an interactive walking trail for both Cork and Dublin where you can follow in the footsteps of Mary Aikenhead and learn more about her life and the development of the Congregation. Download it by clicking HERE for the App Store or HERE for the Google Play Store.
Monday - Saturday 10.30am. - 4.00pm
Please phone to arrange a visit.
Free parking available, wheelchair friendly.
Quotes from the Visitor’s Book
17th. Wonderful tour. Thanks for everything.
Andrea, Budapest/ Dublin.
17th. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
16th. It is nice being here. Thank you.
16th. Quite inspiring.
14th. Thank you so much. A wonderful tour.
14th. A wonderful experience. Thank you.
14th. Bravo for a wonderful commemoration of Mary Aikenhead
13th. What a lovely visit. thank you for your hospitality.
Angela, Brighton Square
13th. What an inspiring lady. An honour to be her neighbour.
Lorena, Harold’s Cross
13th. I enjoyed it very much. I will come back.
2nd. A spell-binding glimpse of a wonderful Mary Aikenhead.
23rd. Lovely visit, thank you.
Louise, The Sanctuary.
23rd. Wonderful, uplifting, inspiring.
Nikki, The Sanctuary.
23rd. Absolutely fabulous.
Jane, The Sanctuary.
9th. Many thanks for the wonderful tour. Our eyes are opened.
Edel & Peter, Goatstown.
24th. The tour was insightful.
It is important to learn in order to carry on the practice of Mary Aikenhead devoted her life to.
Kirsty, UCD Undergrad Nurse
24th. Thank you for the tour. As a future nurse I will remember this experience throughout my career and I'm happy to fall in love with caring for others all over again.
Tolu, UCD Student Nurse
19th. Many thanks for the kind welcome. We loved our visit and learned a lot.
Mary, Stanhope Street Secondary School
19th. We all enjoyed this visit today. Mary Aikenhead really was a spectacular person.
Fada, Stanhope Street Secondary School
Beautiful and deeply inspiring Annemarie, Washington DC
Thank you for your gracious hospitality and inspiration Sheila. Washington
Deeply inspiring, thank you Jane. Pennsylvania
An amazing and inspirational person, lovely story of her life. Pauline, Scotland
Wonderful to hear again the story of Mary Aikenhead Micheline, Nigeria
Thank you for your hospitality and generosity. It was a wonderful day.
Caroline & Felistus, Zambia
That God’s love continues to draw us all to Himself. Helen, Lagos
Thank you for this rich experience. Bernadette, California
10th Thank you so much for the spiritual nourishment. Maria, Clondalkin
10th Thank you for keeping the passion and charism alive. Stephen, Wicklow
12th A Magical experience. Will definitely be back. Maria Dublin 8
4th Very inspiring, informative and welcoming. Bernadette, Celbridge
13th Very enlightening and encouraging, full of passion. Shauna, Donegal
22nd Wonderful visit. Will live on in my memory. Frank, Terenure
27th Very informative, very touching, got to know more about Mary Aikenhead. Shikha, Harold’s Cross
15th Wonderful tour and welcome. Ursula, Crumlin
28th Inspiring! Andrew, Mornington.