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The Douglas Hyde Gallery

Closed Now: 11:00 - 18:00
Open today: 11:00 - 18:00
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Quirky display

We visited the DHG and the exhibition comprised a strange film shown in a quirky hut built within... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2013
Thought provoking and fun

Visited in the summer for the Juan Downey show, and found the whole exhibition smart and thought... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
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19 Aug 2018
“Thought provoking and fun”
31 Jan 2018
“I really liked it”
The Douglas Hyde Gallery, founded in 1978, became independent of Trinity College in 1984, and for some years afterwards we were the only publicly-funded gallery in Ireland that regularly exhibited contemporary art. Our exhibition programme was...more
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Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
+353 1 896 1116
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

Visited in the summer for the Juan Downey show, and found the whole exhibition smart and thought provoking. Exhibition was well laid out and staff were helpful and informative.

Thank JasperP64
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

I read and heard lots of criticism on Douglas Hyde Gallery. To be fair, I really liked it. It is true that there is no explanation of the exposed paintings. However, they are fine examples of contemporary art. Moreover, entrance to the gallery is free...More

Thank Michela C
Reviewed 17 January 2018

We made sure to visit this gallery during our trip, having heard such good things about the space and its exhibitions. There were two exhibitions when we visited. One was by a Toronto-based artist called Abbas Akhavan and the other by Mona Hatoum. We had...More

Thank brownmartina50
Reviewed 16 January 2018

We visited this gallery on a Wednesday afternoon, not knowing that they held an informal tour of the exhibitions then. The staff were friendly and helpful. The exhibitions were lovely and we enjoyed browsing the books and magazines in the bookshop upstairs. Wonderful space to...More

Thank Marko V
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

The Douglas Hyde Gallery is at the entrance to the Arts Block in Trinity and you can visit it while you go to The Book of Kells or The Science Gallery! It has two rooms and usually has two contrasting exhibitions which compliment each other!...More

Thank Techymedium
Reviewed 2 September 2017

DHG is an intimate and authentic contemporary Dublin experience. In the heart of the tourist district, facing the historical Book of Kells, it is actually possible (and free!) to experience Dublin's awesome relationship with contemporary art both within Ireland and outside its boarders. Yes, it...More

Thank Kristen S
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Had hoped this might have a half decent exhibition on, but when I visited, I hardly spent ten minutes in it. It's a large, modern concrete space with little to endear it to a visitor. Sorry, it didn't hit the spot for me...

Thank Brantome2
Reviewed 4 May 2013

We visited the DHG and the exhibition comprised a strange film shown in a quirky hut built within the gallery and a display of photos taken over a couple of days in Dublin. The photos did not, in our view, tell a narrative, but that...More

2  Thank CharlieCB
Reviewed 7 July 2011

Nice space for contemporary art -butwhen I visite it was poorly utilised. The gallery was oversold rather. 5 minutes and you're done!

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