The Irish Museum of Modern Art is located in Kilmainham, just a short trip out of Dublin's City Center on the Luas. Housed in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, the building and its grounds are vast. The grounds are littered with contemporary public sculpture from Lawrence Weiner to Richard Long, and an equally impressive (though still relatively small) collection from Abramović to Gillick. While much of the building remains under construction the museum is a must for any art enthusiasts visiting Dublin!
Contemporary art lovers should pay a visit to this national collection that concentrates on Irish and international post–war art in various forms, from paint and photography to sculpture and film. There are also regular temporary exhibitions and events. But the building is worth the trip alone, an impressive 17th-century landmark built as a hospital and modeled after Les Invalides in Paris.