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Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

| Charlemont House Parnell Square North, Dublin D01 F2X9, Ireland
+353 1 222 5550
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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 Friday & Saturday 10.00am-5.00pm Sunday 11.00am-5.00pm Closed Mondays. ADMISSION TO THE GALLERY AND EXHIBITIONS IS FREE. See gallery website for current exhibitions and events.
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| Charlemont House Parnell Square North, Dublin D01 F2X9, Ireland
+353 1 222 5550
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

free museum in a nice building. worth a look to at least get out of the rain. A must see if you are a fan of Francis Bacon as their is a replica of his studio in the museum and some AV displays as well...More

1  Thank Reginald_Chung
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This is an excellent gallery just off Parnell Square which has as its centre piece a mock up of Francis Bacons studio. The introductory short film is worth watching before viewing the many examples of Bacon's work. The other galleries on the ground floor show...More

1  Thank Joofsh
Reviewed 8 October 2017

The Hugh Lane also known as the Dublin City Gllery is a place to visit if you want to experience style , style in architecture style in Art' apart from the current eyesore around the local streets due to the tram extension which is soon...More

Thank tonyclarkeperforms
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Interesting collection of art by Irish artists. Displayed well and easy to access. Really enjoyed it.

Thank Cathy K
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Small but very choice selection of early modern masters, astonishing exhibit of a reconstructed Francis Bacon studio (total mess and fury) interesting modern Irish painting, lovely building, sweet café

Thank Tanagrette
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Very interesting and diverse collection if not very extensive compared to the National Gallery. Notable for the studio of Francis Bacon which was donated to the gallery ab nd reconstructed here.This is preceded by an interesting interview with Melvyn Bragg. It is fad inating to...More

Thank rm282015
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Some brilliant Art here. I loved the landscape paintings of Carot. Osbourne's Fish Market and Paul Henry's Lakeside Cottages. The reconstructed studio of Francis Bacon is so good. I like that you can look through the perspex and imagine walking into his room. There is...More

Thank margoz13
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The recent refurbishment has turned this quite excellent gallery into an absolute must for anyone even slightly interested in the pre1914 visual arts. Most of the native Irish artists have been brought together into adjoining rooms, (although an occasional jack Yeats is still to be...More

Thank andrewjameswarren
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Solo visit on Sunday morning. Enjoyable and relaxing stroll through small museum just around the corner from hotel. It was worth it just to see Francis Bacon's studio exhibit and take in some lovely and interesting art. And it's free.

Thank Maureen R
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Right in the (north) city centre this is a wonderful oasis of calm and beauty. The collection is, literally, world class.

Thank MCannock
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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