I recently visited Dublin for a few days. For a long time I had wanted to see the studio of Francis Bacon, which was donated to the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin by Bacon's heir John Edwards.
I spent a few hours on two separate days in the Hugh Lane, soaking up the atmosphere of the studio - an amazing installation in what they call a "micro-gallery" at the back of the building. Not only is the entire room rebuilt there and most of the contents still in it as they were found, but also the steep narrow staircase which led up to the flat from the street (Reece Mews in Kensington, London) has been installed in its original position relative to the studio room.
Here is a video of the installation (the soundtrack is taken from the South Bank Show interview of Bacon by Melvyn Bragg which was conducted in the studio and that video plays on a continuous loop in a room next to the installation).
You can see the whole South Bank Show starting with this Youtube video (series of six):
The studio installation is an absolute MUST for any serious Bacon fan - there is an enormous database cataloguing the hundreds of items which were found in his studio. And there is a really nice cafe for lunch - after you have had a browse in the bookshop too LOL!
Oh - and I also made the effort to visit the birthplace of Francis Bacon - 63 Lower Baggot Street in central Dublin. Photo at the end of the video!