Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 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 soldiers of the army of Ireland in 1680. Its 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 it's construction the Hospital Grounds were part of the nearby Phoenix Park.

Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin Ireland photo
  View of Royal Hospital building.
Archway at Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin city Ireland photograph Royal Hospital Kilmainham courtyard & clock tower Royal Hospital Dublin, North doorway & Duke of Ormond Crest

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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
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Royal Hospital, Kilmainham.

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