Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA)

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Located on the great grounds of the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham, the Irish Museum of Modern Art is the home of the national collection of modern and contemporary art.

From http://www.imma.ie/en/nav_15.htm

The Irish Museum of Modern Art is housed in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, the finest 17th-century building in Ireland. The Royal Hospital was founded in 1684 by James Butler, Duke of Ormonde and Viceroy to Charles II, as a home for retired soldiers and continued in that use for almost 250 years. The style is based on Les Invalides in Paris with a formal facade and a large elegant courtyard. The Royal Hospital in Chelsea was completed two years later and also contains many similarities in style. The Royal Hospital Kilmainham was restored by the Government in 1984 and opened as the Irish Museum of Modern Art in May 1991.

Opening Hours:

Tuesday – Friday:
11.30am – 5.30pm

Saturday:
10.00am – 5.30pm

Sunday and Bank Holidays:
12noon – 5.30pm

Monday: Closed

Last Admission 5.15pm

Admission free except for occasional special exhibitions

Address: Royal Hospital, Military Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8.

Telephone: +353-1-6129900

Email : info@imma.ie

For more information visit http://www.imma.ie/

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The Little Museum of Dublin

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The Little Museum tells the history of Dublin in the 20th century through a collection of artifacts. The Museum is located on St. Stephen’s Green in Dublin. The museum offers a number of great tours.

Opening Hours:

Thu 9:30 – 20:00

Fri – Wed 9:30 – 17:00
Admission
  • Deluxe admission €12 (includes private guided tour)
  • Adult: €7.00
  • Senior citizens (over 65) €5.50
  • Students/Under 18 €4.50
  • Family €14 (up to 2 adults and 3 children)
  • Jobseekers: Free
  • Children under 3: Free

Address: 15 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.

Telephone: +353 1 661 1000

Email : bureau@littlemuseum.ie

For more information visit http://www.littlemuseum.ie/

National Leprechaun Museum

This is another great spot to visit, young and old. While it’s called the National Leprechaun Museum, it really is about a lot more than the little fellas! It goes through a lot of other Irish mythology like the Bansee and Cú Chulainn and focuses on Irish storytelling. They have great props in here too including huge furniture so you can experience what it would be like to be leprechaun size in height! Good fun if you can manage to get up on the chairs (it’s not easy).

Along with the typical day tours for adults and kids, they do a night time show too (adults only) on the darker side of Irish folklore. Enjoy!

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Opening Hours

Everyday  10.00 – 18.30 (last entry 17.45)

Evening Tours 7.30pm and 8pm (Friday & Saturday Nights only)

Address: Jervis Street, Dublin 1, Ireland. Telephone : +353 1 873 3899

Email : rainbow@leprechaunmuseum.ie

For more information visit http://www.leprechaunmuseum.ie/

 

One Million Dubliners – Glasnevin Cemetery

RTÉ are airing this documentary on Glasnevin cemetery tonight, Thursday 10th November, at 10:15pm. Really looking forward to this. For those who don’t know, Glasnevin cemetery has over 1.2 million buried in it and is full of Irish history with some famous names like Michael Collins, Eamon De Valera, Brendan Behan and Luke Kelly.

The place is well worth a visit, the tour of the cemetery is very interesting and the guides are great.

National Museum of Ireland – Natural History

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(Merrion St Upper)

One of the three locations for the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin (with a forth location in Castlebar, Mayo).

Opening Time:

Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 2pm- 5pm.

Closed Mondays

Prices FREE

Address: Merrion St Upper, Dublin 2. Telephone : +353 1 677 7444.

Email : info@museum.ie

For more information visit http://www.museum.ie/en/intro/natural-history.aspx

National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology

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One of the three locations for the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin (with a forth location in Castlebar, Mayo). Includes the bog bodies in the “Kingship and Sacrifice” exhibition.

Opening Time:

Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 2pm- 5pm.

Closed Mondays

Prices FREE

Address: Kildare St, Dublin 2. Telephone : +353 1 677 7444.

Email : info@museum.ie

For more information visit http://www.museum.ie/en/intro/archaeology-and-ethnography-museum.aspx

National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History

Collins BarracksNational Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History (Collins Barracks)

One of the three locations for the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin (with a forth location in Castlebar, Mayo).

Opening Time:

Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 2pm- 5pm.

Closed Mondays

Prices : FREE

Address: Collins Barracks, Benburb St, Dublin 7. Telephone : +353 1 677 7444.

Email : info@museum.ie

For more information visit http://www.museum.ie/en/intro/arts-and-history.aspx