The Royal Hospital Kilmainham Dublin

The Royal Hospital Kilmainham Dublin

The Royal Hospital Kilmainham is an iconic Irish landmark. It was built in 1680 by royal command and predates its sister, the Royal Hospital Chelsea, by just two years. This is the oldest classical building in Ireland and was based on Les Invalides in Paris.

The beautiful gardens here were originally used for medicinal purposes but over time they became the private gardens of the Master of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham who was in charge of the British Army in Ireland at that time.

In 1991, the Royal Hospital Kilmainham became home to the Irish Museum of Modern Art which explains all of those stunning sculptures in the the hospitals 48 acres. The Irish Museum of Modern Art consists of artwork from the 20th century from both Irish and International artists.

The building underwent extensive restoration by the Office of Public Works in the 1980s and today this magnificent 17th century building has been restored to its former glory.

The Royal Hospital of Kilmainham also holds concerts and different events throughout the year.


Museums Address

Kilmainham 

 
  

The Royal Hospital Kilmainham Dublin