Welcome to the web site of the Mary Aikenhead Heritage Centre. 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 for 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
To arrange a visit to the Heritage Centre please
contact Sr Mary at:
Mary Aikenhead Heritage Centre
Our Lady’s Mount,
Tel: 353 1 491 0041
Fax: 353 1 491 0116
The Heritage Centre is situated within the grounds of Our Lady's Hospice, Harold's Cross in Dublin.
For directions please click here.
Bus routes passing the Hospice are: 9, 16, 49 and 54a.
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.
The Heritage Centre is open 10.30.am. - 4.00.pm,
Tuesday - Sunday.
Please phone to arrange a visit.
Free parking available.
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.
Open afternoon at the Heritage Centre, Harold’s Cross* 2.00pm - 5.00pm* Spend time in quiet prayer in Mary’s room* Join in a short prayer service* Listen to the audio visual story of Mary’s life* Enjoy some refreshments