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Dublin CIty Gallery - The Hugh Lane

The Hugh Lane Gallery Dublin

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Art Collection in the Heart of Dublin


The Hugh Lane Gallery is the oldest gallery of modern and contemporary art in Dublin. Sir Hugh Lane donated the original collection in 1908 to the city of Dublin and the collection has grown ever since.

The Hugh Lane Gallery exhibits great collections of paintings, sculptures and drawings of modern art, including the first impressionist paintings in any public collection across Britain and Ireland.


The Gallery also acquired Francis Bacon’s studio and archive.


Collections currently on display include:

  • The Sean Scully Gallery
  • Four priceless pictures recently returned from the National Gallery in London
  • The Collection “The Artist as Witness in Society”
  • A collection celebrating the birth of Louis le Brocquy
  • Frank O'Meara and Irish Artists Abroad


Also note the current exhibition, "The Ocean After Nature", which attempts to showcase the relationship between humanity and ocean, as well as their potentially destructive influences on each other.


Literary groups will definitely want to combine this visit with the James Joyce Centre and the Dublin Writers Museum for a great educational package.


Useful Information
Opening Hours

Tuesday – Thursday

09.45 – 18.00 hrs



09.45 – 17.00 hrs



10.00 – 17.00 hrs



11.00 – 17.00 hrs


Closed Mondays.

Entrance is self guided and free of charge

Duration of Visit

90 minutes approximately

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