Royal Hospital Kilmainham

Royal Hospital Kilmainham ***

The Royal Hospital Kilmainham is a 17th Century building modelled on Les Invalides in Paris as a home for old, sick and disabled soldiers. The building contains the Master’s Quarters, the Great Hall, the Chapel, a magnificent Courtyard and a Vaulted Cellar. There are notable formal gardens. The Royal Hospital is now home to the Irish Museum of Modern Art/IMMA (please click here for more information about IMMA).

There is a small but excellent exhibition – “Old Man’s House” – about the history of the Hospital and its pensioners.

Heritage guided tours are provided on request only (please email to enquire).

You can read a full account of the Hospital’s fascinating history at

Old Man’s House exhibition, grounds and gardens open Mon-Sat 10.00 am – 5.00 pm;
Sunday and Bank Holidays 12 noon – 5.00 pm.

Military Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8

Tel: 087 1169347

Admission free.