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Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

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Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane is the oldest gallery of modern and contemporary art. Visit the gallery to see our great collections of paintings, sculpture, drawings and Francis Bacon's studio. Opening Hours Tuesday to Thursday 10.00am- 6.00pm...more
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| Charlemont House Parnell Square North, Dublin D01 F2X9, Ireland
+353 1 222 5550
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All reviews francis bacon stained glass modern art irish artists harry clarke parnell square permanent collection impressionist paintings art lovers jack yeats nice collection great paintings on display worth a visit free admission short visit small museum
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We turned to this gallery when we found the Writers Museum was not open. It houses a wonderful little collection of masterpieces and is well worth the hour or so required to peruse its halls.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank travelingBard23
Reviewed 9 December 2018

I loved this gallery. My new favourite artist is Paul Henry. It is in a most beautiful house just round the corner from the Castle Hitel and right in front of the Garden of Remembrance

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Christina952
Reviewed 5 December 2018

I enjoyed this gallery for the architecture, stunning building that lends itself beautifully as an exhibition place.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ZoeBailey72
Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

This gallery in Parnell Square contains a good collection of Irish art and a replica of Francis Bacon’s studio. I am not particularly a fan of Francis Bacon, but it was interesting to see the replica of his extraordinary cluttered studio. We watched the film...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Louise C
Reviewed 28 November 2018

Some Dubliners suggested a I make the walk to Parnell Square to see the Francis Bacon studio. His chaotic studio was recreated and with some of his work and some fine video interviews. It is a great opportunity to see inside "the head" of an...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Julie S
Reviewed 28 November 2018

The Hugh Lane Gallery is a little out of the way for most people, but it's definitely worth the 15-minute walk from O'Connell Bridge. You round the corner and you can't miss it, it's like the building is opening its arms to you. Inside it's...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

This is a charming gallery, small but excellent representation of various styles of art by Irish artists. Completely worth a visit for anyone who enjoys fine examples of a variety of styles and periods. The portrait gallery stands out, as does the Bacon studio and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank H7761HEas
Reviewed 14 November 2018

I have to begin by saying I'm a huge fan of the stained glass artist Harry Clarke. This museum houses perhaps his best work, 'The eve of St. Agnes'. I often drop in just to be with this magical piece. If I have time, I'll...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank C2134SEkarenh
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We really enjoyed this museum. There is a lot of interesting art and we also enjoyed the special exhibits. We saw a really weirdly entrancing video art installation with the man wearing the panda suit. The Francis Bacon studio and exhibit is also cool. Don't...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jeffrey W
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

We had seen the painting and read Paul Rouse’s piece in the Examiner concerning The Tipperary Hurler and followed his excellent directions as we made our visit a ‘curtain raiser’ to the Dunlin hurling final replay in nearby Donnycarney. The painting is superb, life-like and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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22 May 2017|
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Response from Stephen R | Reviewed this property |
That is correct - top end of O'Connell St
22 May 2017|
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It's close to the north end of O'Connell Street and on many of the tour bus routes. There are lots of hotels in this district, it's prime tourist territory
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Response from FlyMeToRio | Reviewed this property |
The Hugh Lane gallery is a museum - though, I have stayed at the Maldron on Cardiff Lane (city center, east of Trinity College), and they offer rooms with two full / queen beds easily. In fact, I've found this is more... More