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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
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Small but excellently set up. Fantastic art. It only took about 45 minutes to tour but was a great quick excursion.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 August 2017

As a lover of the work of Francis Bacon, I have long wanted to visit this gallery to see the recreated studio. This did not disappoint, and had good surrounding works and information to make the visit more than worthwhile. The video loop of Bacon...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

In Dublin 1, take O'Connell Street all the way north from the Liffey to Parnell Sq. At the northern end lies the Garden of Remembrance - a poignant tribute to the Wild Geese of Ireland. Opposite the road is the Hugh Lane Gallery. This is...More

Thank jm2r
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This small but beautifully-appointed gallery had some wonderful exhibits, including work by Irish artists, a Philip Guston, a model of Francis Bacon's studio and blackboards from a famous lecture given by Joseph Beuys in 1974. Free admission.

Thank hreich99
Reviewed 17 July 2017

In particular enjoyed the Francis Bacon Studio. Don't show it to your teenage son - you will never convince him to clean up his room again!

Thank Jørgen Bo N
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Wonderful little gallery housing some of Ireland's great artists, including the stained glass artist Harry Clarke. Of particular interest is the permanent Francis Bacon exhibition with its video and interactive section. You'll probably learn everything there is to know about Bacon here. The free Sunday...More

1  Thank pipstrello
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Just down the street from the Writers Museum, the City Gallery is a special treat just off O'Connell St. We heard it was better than the National Art Museum, and we were not disappointed! It's free with a small suggested donation, and the building is...More

Thank Quinn W
Reviewed 1 July 2017

This gallery is not so big like the National Gallery but has a great collection and interesting art works.

Thank massimoswitz
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

For Bacon's studio alone it was worth a look. Also the rotation of Hugh Lane collection means you could make return visits. It's not on the 'unmissable' list for Dublin if you're short on time, but it's free entry and nicely put together. Nice place...More

Thank jdmlm
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Staff were quite rude and not helpful at all. It's on the hop-on hop-off stops so if this is your thing you should go there. We thought there were better galleries.

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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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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