Royal Hospital Dublin Kilmainham photographs

The Royal Hospital is located 2km from Dublin city center, on the South Circular Road at Kilmainham. The building was founded by the first Duke of Ormond as a rest home for infirm & maimed officers, and Ireland army soldiers in 1680. Construction was completed in 1683 & incorporated by Royal Charter of King Charles the second on the 19th Feb. 1684.
Based on designs by Sir Christopher Wren (1632-1723), and influenced by Les Invalides in Paris, the architect was Sir William Robinson. He was appointed Surveyor-General by Lord Berkley in 1670. At the time of construction the Hospital Grounds were part of the nearby Phoenix Park.

Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin Ireland photo
  View of Royal Hospital building exterior & entrance driveway.
Archway at Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin city Ireland photograph
Entrance archway at Royal Hospital Kilmainham.
Royal Hospital Dublin, North doorway & Duke of Ormond Crest
North doorway at Royal Hospital Dublin with Duke of Ormond Crest.
Royal Hospital Kilmainham courtyard & clock tower
Royal Hospital courtyard & clock tower.
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The grounds of the Royal Hospital comprise 48 acres & the gardens were set out in the early 18th century. The Royal Hospital Kilmainham Act was passed in 1962 giving the Irish government trusteeship & ownership of the building, its upkeep is maintained by the Office of Public Works.
The building currently houses the Irish Museum of Modern Art & is a banqueting venue for corporate events.
Antique gardens at Royal Hospital Kilmainham
View of antique gardens at Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Wellington Monument in background.
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Located at the West Avenue entrance, Richmond Tower was formerly a 19th century city gate-tower.

Images of antique gardens at Kilmainham Royal Hospital.

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Royal Hospital, Kilmainham.

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