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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 28 April 2017

This looks a small attraction from the outside but once you step inside what adifference.There are rooms and rooms of paintings. The gallery goes back along way. Worth seing as there is art of all decades.

Thank Kathleen B
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Found this whilst walking round. The collection Is stunning. Some wonderful modern Irish painters represented and a Francis bacon gallery with a great interview video to start with when he talked to Mervyn Bragg about the way he painted.

Thank Amanda D
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Lovely building and the first room has superb impressionists. Interesting Irish painters and Francis Bacon's studio. The new wing is worth a visit too. Nice shop with discounted books.

Thank John W
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This museum showcases a variety of artists in their permanent collection, but the true gem here is the Francis Bacon studio. How often can you peer into the working habits of an artist? They took apart his studio in London-- piece by piece, paint, doors...More

Thank Charlie B
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful gallery full of priceless treasures. The Francis Bacon room was mesmerising. Definitely worth making time for.

Thank 12lb135
Reviewed 15 April 2017

If you're on O'Connell, go north and get off your bus at Parnell Square. You can even walk here easily enough from the Spire. I really enjoyed the art here and will take my husband on my next trip.

Thank elizabeth m
Reviewed 13 April 2017

10 minutes to spare and needing a cup of coffee with my old mum (thankfully lots of lifts) before visiting the Writer's Museum next door and we wondered in here - wow. The place is full of magnificent art: Renoir's 'Parapluies', a gem of a...More

1  Thank inkdreams
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The studio of Irish artist, Francis Bacon is recreated here in all its glorious messiness! Fascinating insight into the mind of the man. Lots of other interesting works to see for what at first glance appears to be a little gallery. Lovely cafe to sit...More

Thank OLawless
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Aside from a wonderful and interesting contemporary art collection you can see the relocated Francis Bacons studio as it was when he died. Another highlight of any visit to Dublin.

Thank karenbrade
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Great exhibitions. Came to see Francis Bacon temporary one and I was impressed. Good modern art and portrait collections. Nice but overpriced café. Easy to find with garden of remembrance right outside.

Thank Felicia E
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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