Originally Posted by paddyenfield303
is that place near the 4 courts do you have to pay in to see it
Yes and Yes
Big white building on the hill Oppisite Heuston Station.
Reasonable Cafe also for a coffee
30 minutes walk from O’Connell Street
45 minutes walk from Grafton Street
Five minutes walk from Smithfield, Heuston Station or Phoenix Park
Bus: 90 (Aston Quay), 25, 25A, 66, 67 (Wellington Quay)
Luas: Red line Luas (tram) - dedicated ‘Museum’ stop
Car Parking is available onsite
Dublin City 'Hop on Hop Off' Bus Tours, have a drop off and pick up stop at our three sites in Dublin
Museum Link (172) operated by Dublin Bus has a drop off and pick up stop at the three Dublin sites
Admission to the Museum is free
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00 Sunday: 14:00 - 17:00
Closed Mondays (including Bank Holidays), Christmas Day and Good Friday
Another great exhibition and worth extending the day for is:
Soldiers and Chiefs
The Irish at War at Home and Abroad from 1550
"For in far foreign fields from Dunkirk to Belgrade, lie the soldiers and chiefs of the Irish Brigade."
These lines evoke the fate of the Wild Geese, men who left Ireland to seek her freedom overseas. In fact there have been many Irish brigades, fighting around the world in different armies. At home Ireland has experienced war and peace, suppression and independence, conflict and calm.
This exhibition traces military history in Ireland, and uses original artifacts, letters, replicas and interactives to show how soldiering and war have affected the lives of Irish people. Three main themes are explored through the eyes of the average Irish soldier and civilian caught up in war and conflict here in Ireland: Irish soldiers at home; Irish soldiers abroad; and Irish soldiers in the 20th Century. The exhibition also looks at the economic and social aspects of war: why soldiers join armies; women and families at war; and soldiers' personal experience of war and conflict.
The extensive collection of military artifacts, loans and recent donations have been sourced from museums all over the world. It is on permanent display over eight galleries, covering 1,700sq m in Collins Barracks.
Location: National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, 1st Floor, North Block and new building in the North East section.
Enjoy I did!