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Royal Hospital Kilmainham

Kilmainham Lane, Dublin, Ireland
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Enjoyed a stroll through this park on way from Kilmainham to Dublin

Courtyard of the building is remarkable for its space and handlaid cobbles. Gates are sometimes... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
Saint Louis, Missouri
Beautiful building but not much more than that

Was visiting here for a conference and a very impressive venue. The inside is very ornate with... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Simon M
Canberra, Australia
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Built in 1694 as a hospital for soldiers, it now houses the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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Kilmainham Lane, Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

Courtyard of the building is remarkable for its space and handlaid cobbles. Gates are sometimes closed before the grounds gates. The formal garden and tree lined path alongside historic Bully's acre cemetery are enjoyable anytime of year. Did not visit museum only due to time...More

Thank L K
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Was visiting here for a conference and a very impressive venue. The inside is very ornate with massive oil paintings decorating the hall. The museum of modern art is here as well. There is ample parking but make sure you have coins as the machines...More

Thank Simon M
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

This place is absolutely gorgeous, the scenery is amazing and the history behind it is incredible. The gardens are stunning and for them it’s worth a visit alone. However the art museum is a complete joke, very little on display and what is on display...More

Thank Meggles1456
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We had an hour to spare before a tour of Kilmainham Gaol and made a viist to the gardens at the RHK. It was september adn most of the flowers were finished, however it is still a beautiful garden worth a visit if only to...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We wandered over to this location because it was very close to our hotel. This particular day the building was closed but the grounds are very pretty. Definitely walk around back to the formal gardens if you like that kind of thing

Thank LisaBgrrr
Reviewed 22 September 2017

beautiful Park not far from Guinness brewery .very relaxing park with vast grounds and housing the Museum of modern art ,make sure you see the walled garden ,walk around the beautiful Royal Hospital gardens . if you walk through the grounds and out the the...More

Thank redjim57
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

The gardens of the Royal hospital Kilmainham are beautiful. We didn't venture inside the hospital but did walk through the gardens on our way to the museum. It's a short walk from the train station to the royal hospital.

Thank DKISS76
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We didn't look inside the art gallery but did take a look around the gardens which are well laid out and form a pleasant place to spend time between the Kilmainham Gaol and the Guinness Storehouse.

Thank GuyRopeTrip
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Royal hospital garden where is near the kilmainham goal now is a museum of art If you want to visit here, you better to plan one day trip of the jail and the royal hospital You can take bus number thirteen or forty to get...More

Thank 林美麗
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This was the perfect way to spend an hour after our redeye flight to Dublin. The Gardens were beautiful and relaxing for the adults, while the kids found them a great place to run around and burn off some pent up energy.

Thank GCorr7309
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