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