The Model, home of The Niland Collection
The Model is currently closed in line with public health advice, details of our reopening will be announced as soon as possible.
Getting to The Model
By Car: Coming from Dublin/Galway, follow the N4 onto the Sligo Ring Road and through several sets of traffic lights until you cross Hughes Bridge. Take the right turn as you cross the bridge, onto Markievicz Road, (signposted for the Town Centre). Follow the one-way system, taking a left onto Connaughton Road. Continue straight up Connaughton Road and pull into the second car park on your right hand side - you will see The Model building. The first carpark you enter is a metered daily car park and costs €3 per day, Mon-Sat 8.30am-6.30pm and Public Holidays 12-6pm. A smaller carpark, down the hill and accessible from the first car park, has hourly parking charges. There is free parking outside of the times mentioned above, and all day Sunday.
The Model is wheelchair accessible. There are dedicated disabled parking spaces in Connaughton Road Car Park. When you enter The Model building from the Connaughton Road entrance there is a lift on the right hand side of the staircase to take you one floor down to Reception. There is also another lift situated next to Reception so you can easily visit our 1st Floor galleries.
Additionally, there are two dedicated parking spaces at the side of The Model which are reached through our private driveway off The Mall. Access to the building from these spaces is via the ramp at The Mall entrance. When you enter The Model building, turn left, following the corridor along to the very end where there is a lift that will take you from Ground Floor to Upper Ground’s Reception area & Gallery Café and to our 1st Floor galleries.
To reach the Mall entrance by car follow the instructions above, but once you are on Connaughton Road take the second right onto Lake Isle Road, and then turn left at the cross roads onto The Mall. The Model driveway is on your left hand side about 500 meters up The Mall and has a wheelchair accessibility sign.
Please Note: Driveway access is for staff, deliveries and those needing wheelchair access only.
By train: Seven Trains from Dublin (Connolly) daily. Journey time 3hrs. www.irishrail.ie