Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) - Christmas Market

We used the excuse of a Christmas Market to venture further afield to the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Kilmainham. The museum surrounds a beautiful cobbled courtyard.
The market was held in a lovely old hall with old fashioned portraits of hospital patrons looking down on us from above.  The museum used to be the Royal Hospital...

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I especially loved the intricate ceiling and ornate wooden altar in the nearby chapel.
Food and drink was being served in the chapel so we treated ourselves to some cupcakes from Lolly and Cooks and a glass of wine.
We tried peanut butter and lime/ginger cupcakes.  The lime/ginger was really unique although the PB was especially decadent (which I favor).
I also liked the stained glass windows featuring family crests of various historical VIPs.
We took a stroll outside after exploring the market.  We saw these modern art wildlife road signs.  I liked the squirrel with the view of Phoenix Park in the background.  Other signs featured a porcupine, fox, and more.
It's always nice to have an excuse to visit a local museum.  We finished our visit with a tour of works from modern Irish artists.  The best thing is, the museum is free!  I definitely recommend giving it a look.
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