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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 March 2014

An impressive building and gallery which is well worth a visit. It is a little walk out of the centre and not all that easy to see but worth it.

Thank MalcolmC
Reviewed 24 February 2014

This gallery located at the top of Parnell Square has something so special so unique that anyone who has an interest in art needs to see it. Its Francis Bacons actual studio. As it was when he painted in it for decades. Its beautifully curated...More

1  Thank kingdomDublin
Reviewed 17 February 2014

Not only does the Dublin City "Hugh Lane" Gallery have an exceptionally curated collection of works emblematic of Ireland's history, but it also has something no other museum in the world has, the completely reconstructed studio of the master himself, Francis Bacon. It has something...More

Thank Duchetti
Reviewed 15 February 2014

Once again the exchange has occurred whereby the British National Gallery and the Hugh Lane exchange works which were in dispute as to which gallery was the recipient of some works. These include works by Degas, Monet and the famous Renoir, Les Parapluies, definitely worth...More

Thank paddyinmexico
Reviewed 3 February 2014

I was aware of this gallery but had never visited it until a recent trip to Dublin. There is a nice selection of Irish art here organised in Chronological order. The building itself is quite historic. The high point of the visit is the Francis...More

1  Thank Deirdre K
Reviewed 18 January 2014

You get through this gallery very quickly, even if you spend a lot of time examining each exhibit. This is no bad thing, however! Personally I loved the beautiful stained glass that is the first exhibit you see. My girlfriend was fascinated by Francis Bacon's...More

Thank Verlein
Reviewed 11 January 2014

Superstar place – best thing in Dublin. Very helpful staff, one lady could talk faster than I could think! Very cheerful, accommodating us and answering our many questions. Highlights? Francis Bacon’s studio has been reassembled here, and it is an astonishing MESS. Piles of paint...More

1  Thank Steveodo
Reviewed 7 December 2013

Very helpful staff in a gallery of well displayed art. A few different themes help break up the exhibits. It was okay for an hour or so.

Thank felicityma
Reviewed 25 November 2013

The Francis Bacon studio, in its entirety, was transferred from London to Dublin (where the artist was born) and is a most unusual sight in a museum. You have an opportunity to see ,up close, the chaos in which he painted the paintings which now...More

Thank Castleknock2013
Reviewed 12 November 2013

Even if you only have 30 minutes to spare, a visit to see the Francis Bacon Studio alone is strikingly presented ( at no cost to you). The audio and visual snippets of information in the room beyond the Studio is an imaginative, as well...More

Thank David R
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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
Tempe J
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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