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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 irish artists modern art harry clarke parnell square impressionist paintings permanent collection art lovers jack yeats nice collection great paintings on display free entry worth a visit small museum beautiful building
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Jeffrey W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

2 small cappuccinos and 2 small cakes - €15.80!!! Are they crazy? The very nice but unkempt waiter said the cakes were new - ‘that’s why they are so dear’... Disgraceful!

Thank Ann W
Reviewed 9 October 2018

This is one of the best art galleries I've seen. Free admission. Free audio guides. Local and international art of the first caliber. Strongly recommend seeing it.

Thank NikoliGogol
Reviewed 5 October 2018

The museum is free. is a collection of modern art and some contemporary and temporary exhibitions. Some good Impressionists and Irish modern artists. Some galleries were closed for a renovation. Well set out with particularly good descriptions by each painting. We particularly enjoyed the temporary...More

Thank MikeBirdman
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We were amazed at the amount of history Ireland holds. So many years of various country's leadership and how those country's brought different skills with them. Hundreds of years that impact our ancestors. Only by coming to Ireland do you experience the impact of the...More

Thank patellacap
Reviewed 1 October 2018

If you like art you will love this gallery. So much to offer, my favourite is the Francis Bacon Studio. They also have lovely lunch time concerts on Sunday. Great for lunch too.

Thank Kate K
Reviewed 28 September 2018

This was a weird museum. We initially went here as I had read that there was a Monet on display. I am a huge Monet fan and always go to galleries that have his paintings. We were specifically going to this galley to see that...More

Thank Julie H
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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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Response from Adrian P | Reviewed this property |
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