The Royal Hospital Kilmainham is an iconic landmark. It was built in 1680 by royal command and predates its sister, the Royal Hospital Chelsea, by just two years. This is the oldest classical building in Ireland and was based on Les Invalides in Paris. Impressive, isn’t it?
The beautiful gardens here were originally used for medicinal purposes but over time they became the private gardens of the Master of the RHK who was in charge of the British Army in Ireland at that time.
In 1991, the RHK became home to the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) which explains all of those stunning sculptures you’ll see around the hospital’s 48 acres.
Today we host one prestigious event at a time, including weddings, conferences, product launches, gala banquets and exhibitions.
At the heart of the RHK, lies the majestic Courtyard. Possessing a timeless paved cobbled surface, stone cut cloisters, the historic clock tower and Juliet like balconies, there is nowhere else quite like this unique Courtyard in Ireland. This one-of-a-kind venue is famed for hosting some of Ireland’s most bespoke evening events for entertainment, music, and notable private gatherings.