If you are a fan of classical music – you shouldn’t miss the chance to visit Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane on a Sunday! I discovered it by chance and have never been disappointed!
Dublin City Gallery is located on top of the Garden of Remembrance, on the North Dublin side and therefore might not be as visited by art lovers as its “colleagues” National Gallery and other spots in the South Side. I pass by everyday on my way to work and in one of my breaks I decided to see what was inside. I found out that this place has a rare and authentic Irish art collection that can be seen all week long except Monday. It also has its own contemporary art exhibition – I am not a lover of contemporary art though.
But the highlight there takes place on Sunday at noon: A free concert that I heard about from one of my colleagues. And based on my experience, it is even possible to see and hear some remarkable names such as the first ever Irish Music Doctorate Fionnuala Moynihan that performed beautifully on one of the Sundays I attended. The entrance is free, although the staff might kindly ask you to donate € 2 into the box at the entrance.
I would advise to arrive at least 20 minutes earlier to secure a seat in the hall of the gallery – once I had to listen to the music in front of the closed doors. Enjoy!