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Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA)
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Castletownbere, Ireland
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5 reviews
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“good museum experience”
Reviewed February 24, 2014

has a varied programme of exhibitions and a restaurant and book shop worth a 1/2 day out. Have a look at some of the sculptures in the grounds too

Visited January 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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“impressive Building and grounds”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

The Royal hospital itself is worth a visit, even if you have no interest in modern art. When I visited it was with my college, they had begun to take down the recent Eileen Gray exhibition, we did get a guided tour of the In the Line of Beauty exhibition, some of the exhibits really caught my imagination and some were completely over my head. Our guide Joan was excellent and I didn't feel like I was on a guide tour at all , more like a day out with a very knowledgeable friend, her easy way of speaking, her passion and enthusiasm were a great help in understanding what the artists were trying to portray. Before this visit I might have felt a bit unsure of visiting a modern art gallery, now I know what I could be missing I wont be a stranger anymore.

Visited January 2014
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53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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“This museum has first rate exhibitions.”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

This museum lies a few miles west of the city centre and plays host to excellent temporary exhibitions. The green space outside is inviting and pleasant to walk in with views over the Liffey. There is a pleasing central courtyard in addition that gives the whole museum a great sense of space.
Unlike the city centre, parking is painless.
The Leonora Carrington exhibition was surrealism at its quirkiest and best. Unfortunately the exhibition is now over but it is only a matter of time before they match this quality. The Eileen Gray exxhibnition with its demonstration vieo about lacquering was also excellent. Lunch in the pleasant cafe is fresh, tasty and reasonable and the service efficient and tasty. Every three months produces another striking exhibition in this imaginatively run museum.

Visited January 2014
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“Beautiful gallery ”
Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

The recent Eileen Gray exhibition was excellent and the grounds alone are worth a visit, even in winter they managed to look good . Will definitely return on a nice sunny summer day

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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“Great exhibitions - wonderful building and grounds”
Reviewed January 19, 2014

We went in November and saw the Eileen Gray exhibition we had missed at the Pompidou in Paris. This time we saw a brilliant exhibition of Leanora Carrington, described as The Celtic Surrealist. She was obviously genuinely mad and some of the paintings are quite disturbing but she certainly knew how to paint. Tapestry and sculpture great too! Museum is set in the old Kilmainham military hospital and is lovely architecturally. Great café and lovely places to sit and walk. Garden reminds me of French gardens. Architect may have been same as Les Invalides in Paris?

Visited January 2014
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