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Royal Hospital Kilmainham

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Address: Kilmainham Lane, Dublin, Ireland
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Built in 1694 as a hospital for soldiers, it now houses the Irish Museum of...

Built in 1694 as a hospital for soldiers, it now houses the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

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BUILDING RATHER THAN ART

I have never been all that comfortable with the use of this fantastic building as a modern art gallery. Today's visit confirmed that. Real pity that the Dining Hall & chapel are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Donal M
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Waterford, Ireland
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Waterford, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never been all that comfortable with the use of this fantastic building as a modern art gallery. Today's visit confirmed that. Real pity that the Dining Hall & chapel are not generally open. Still, the building, formal gardens & good small museum make the visit worthwhile. Oh yeah, the recorded Muslim call to prayer is a very nice... More 

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Tralee, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

The hospital is steeped in history, and after its refurbishment, is now the Museum of Modern Art. If you are into Modern Art, this might be for you. I’m not, so I will say nothing negative about the exhibits. Some items were of interest, but overall I thought it was fairly limited in the number of exhibits housed there. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This gateway is opposite the entrance to the goal.There is a tram stop for the hospital.There is a rather handsome art deco building just by the tram stop.

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Thank wingate
Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Walked through here on the way to Kilmanham goal. Some beautiful grounds. really enjoyed it walking through the leaves falling from the trees.

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Thank Lily F
Pensacola, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the bits about the history of the property and the veteran's care but were totally unimpressed with the art museum. The gardens, however, were beautiful and we had a bright sunshiny October day to enjoy them. Plan a few minutes here when you leave the jail tour. You can walk over in a couple of minutes and entry... More 

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Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Attended a gala dinner last night. From the piper greeting us on the red carpet to the last beat of the bodhran drummer it was a fantastic evening. The location is stunning with beautiful works of art as well as the wonderful architecture. The food and the whole presentation was beautifully executed.

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Thank Joby135
County Kildare, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Visited here by chance the gardens are absolutely stunning perfect for an afternoon walk to be enjoyed by all

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Thank 116fifi1970
Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This former hospital also houses the museum of modern art for ireland. This was free to enter and is one of the stops from the city bus tour ride. The modern art museum was well laid out and caught the imagination with its exhibits. There is an excellent cafe which is worth visiting for lunch. The grounds are also worth... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Because of it's history as a British hospital for injured soldiers, it was forgotten for many years and languished in a state of semi-decay due to political hostility and indifference. In this new era of celebrating our Irish identity in terms of its different cultural and historical traditions, the wonderfully constructed and historical buildings surrounding a central quadrangle have been... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Sigur ros 26/6/16 I've been to many gigs of this size over the years but never have i been more impressed by the organisation of an event such as this. The venue itself was stunning, once through the main gates on the approach the IMMA just appears from nowhere and is a beautiful building. Following the path which snakes round... More 

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