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Royal Hospital Kilmainham

Kilmainham Lane, Dublin, Ireland
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Walking tour of Bullys Acre.

On a wet Sunday afternoon, met with Guide Paul, and had a wonderful tour of this old graveyard... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
County Dublin, Ireland

I have never been all that comfortable with the use of this fantastic building as a modern art... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Donal M
Waterford, Ireland
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Built in 1694 as a hospital for soldiers, it now houses the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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Kilmainham Lane, Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

On a wet Sunday afternoon, met with Guide Paul, and had a wonderful tour of this old graveyard, which is usally locked. Paul was an excellent guide and we really enjoyed it. The rest of the Building is equally well worth a visit. This was...More

Thank 633olived
Reviewed 1 March 2017

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...More

Thank Donal M
Reviewed 25 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...More

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Reviewed 21 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.

Thank wingate
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.

Thank Lily F
Reviewed 10 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...More

Thank Abamagal
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...More

Thank Joby135
Reviewed 9 September 2016

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

Thank 116fifi1970
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...More

Thank businessman736
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...More

Thank David K
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