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Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
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Owner description: 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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Reviewed 8 January 2012

Some superb stained glass and only a short distance from Henry Street. Just around the corner from the Garden of Rememberance

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“Hidden diamond on Dublin's culture trail”
Reviewed 19 October 2011

Came here with a friend last weekend and was stunned at the quality and range of art on display - I had no idea that we have such a treasure in Dublin. Points of note: Harry Clarke and Evie Hone stained glass art - breathtaking colours - Clarke in particular - have only seen blue glass like it in Chartres cathedral. Spent a lot of time in the Francis Bacon studio - full rebuild of his actual London studio is on display. The permanent collection houses quite an eclectic range - Jack B Yeats, Manet, Le Brocquy, and many more. Great exhibition space upstairs - currently home to a Civil Rights exhibition which proved a great intro to Northern Irish politics for my Australian friend! Good bookshop and nice cafe with an outside area in the basement. I was amazed to find a facility like this in Dublin with NO entrance fee! Staff are extremely helpful and friendly. Sundays they have free music concerts at noon. A delightful experience and one that anyone interested in modern art should not miss.

Visited October 2011
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Still my favourite gallery”
Reviewed 21 September 2011

There are many reasons to visit the Hugh Lane Gallery, whether it is to visit/revisit the Francis Bacon Studio or the current exhibition from Willie Doherty with his interesting views on violence and the coexistence of land and violence in Ireland. There are always the strikingly beautiful Yeats pictures. It's been about ten years since I last visited the HLMGMA and still I rank the stained glass room with the pieces by Harry Clarke and Evie Hone as the most mesmerising part of the Gallery. I went there a few days ago, and as always, I stare at the amazing chequer-board-tile floor until I get past the stained glass room, so that I can have my attention drawn away, even temporarily, as if to give the other artists "a chance"...like Monet's "Waterloo Bridge".......but again, Clarke and Hone still caught me and held my attention. STILL ONE OF MY FAVOURITE GALLERIES IN THE WORLD! Visit and appreciate it's many attractions.

Visited September 2011
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“Culture but not too much”
Reviewed 18 July 2011

I'm from Dublin but haven't lived there since 1978.
My favourite place when I visit is the Hugh Lane Gallery. It used to be called the Municipal Gallery but I guess the advertising guys decided Hugh Lane was better.
There's a long story, which you'll find out if you go involving the eponymous HL, The Tate and Lusitania.
The core of the collection is Hugh Lane's collection of impressionist works but other highlights are the Harry Clarke stained glass and Francis Bacon's reconstructed studio.
The gallery is in the unfashionable north side of the city but well worth the trip.
It's usually quite empty, very relaxed and relaxing and has a lovely cafe/restaurant.
The nearby Chapters bookshop on Parnell Street is also worth a visit if you're the sort who's prepared to dig and delve for a bargain or oddity.

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“Great Gallery”
Reviewed 28 March 2011

Loved this gallery. The space, collections and current exhibitions are great and I would definitely go back... plus it's FREE!

Visited March 2011
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