Douglas Hyde Gallery of Modern Art

Grafton Street & St Stephen's Green

One of Dublin's best contemporary art galleries, the Douglas Hyde is tucked away in the Arts & Social Science Building of the Trinity College campus. Its ambitious contemporary program stays firmly in the cutting-edge camp; exhibitions here are often ‘enhanced’ with film, live music or performance-driven sideshows.

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Nearby Grafton Street & St Stephen's Green attractions

1. Arts & Social Science Building

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The 1978 Arts & Social Science Building backs on to Nassau St and forms an alternative entrance to the college. It was designed by Paul Koralek in the…

2. 1937 Reading Room

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This classically inspired building is a private reading library for postgraduate students. It was originally designed by Sir Thomas Manly Deane (1851–1933…

3. Provost's House

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This five-bay, two-storey Palladian house was built in 1759 for the then-provost (president) of Trinity College, Francis Andrews. It has served as the…

4. Old Library & Book of Kells

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Trinity's greatest treasures are found within the Old Library and the incredible Long Room is one of the most photographed rooms in Dublin, for good…

5. Examination Hall

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Trinity College's main exam hall was designed by William Chambers in 1785.

6. WEH Lecky Statue

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Besides having a library on campus named after him, historian, political thinker and Trinity alum William Edward Hartpole Lecky (1838–1903) has been…

7. Berkeley Library

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Paul Koralek’s 1967 solid, square, Brutalist-style building hasn't been as vilified as other examples of the style throughout the city, but it took some…

8. Sphere Within Sphere

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The distinctive globe-shaped sculpture by Arnaldo Pomodoro was donated to Trinity College in 1992 and positioned in the raised square by the entrance to…