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National Gallery of Ireland

Merrion Square West, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 661 5133
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The National Gallery of Ireland holds the national collection of European and Irish fine art. Admission is free to the permanent collections. The historic wings have recently been refurbished and reopened to the public. Entrance to the gallery is via Merrion Sq and Clare Street entrances.
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  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“irish artists” (51 reviews)
“european art” (35 reviews)
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Merrion Square West, Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
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Reviewed yesterday

Whether its perfect weather outside, frigidly cold, or raining, the National Gallery is a wonderful spot to spend the afternoon. Not overly large, it's very manageable. With wonderful works on display from both local and international artists, you can stroll with the wings pleasantly, taking...More

Thank ErinShelley
NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Administrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded today

Many thanks for your review of the National Gallery of Ireland- we are very happy to hear you have enjoyed your visit, including the Irish and European art collection, cafe and Gallery shop. Thank you for your comments and we hope to welcome you back...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved every minute. Was pressed for time and would have set aside at least two hours for gallery excluding gift shop and coffee shop. Art is personal, I had my favorites. Gift shop was excellent with so much to offer. Loved every moment, it fed...More

Thank Ivanda V
NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Administrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for your review of the National Gallery of Ireland. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the art, as well as other aspects of the Gallery such as cafe and shop. The Gallery has been open for just over 150 years- we are...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This space is just stunning! The exhibit halls are filled with local art. The cafe serves up a beautiful and delicious plate of local treats. Entry is free, but highly recommend supporting the arts with at least a few euros. I sealed love to visit...More

Thank Robin L
NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Adminsitrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for your review of the National Gallery of Ireland. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit, especially our Irish art collection, dating from the 17th century to the present day. Thank you for your comments and we hope to welcome...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

A special way to encourage children and parents to discover their creativity and talents through art.More

Thank Chiara B
NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Administrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for your review of the National Gallery of Ireland. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit, in particular the free drop in family workshops on Sundays (11.30-1.30). You can find out more about the upcoming workshops on the Gallery website. Thank...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Free admission enticed us as we were wandering around Dublin. We strolled in and stayed over an hour looking at the collection. Great variety of European Artists and paintings - we especially loved the portrait collection. We were pleasantly surprised by live classical music on...More

Thank George Gampfer S
NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Administrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for your review of the National Gallery of Ireland. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit, in particular the Portrait Gallery. Thank you for your comments and we hope to welcome you back to the Gallery again in the future.

Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a review of the FW Burton exhibition, not of the gallery in total. The recent big name exhibitions [Vermeer, Caravaggio] were excellent, and so is this, although a different experience, and it is great to see an Irish artist getting this exposure. There...More

Thank Tim-Waterford
NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Administrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for taking the time to review the FW Burton exhibition at the National Gallery of Ireland. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed the exhibition, running until January 14th. We currently have a free exhibition on display of another Irish artist, William...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

learned about various modern styles, pleasant cafe. guides very helpful, facility well appointed. Easy assess along a pleasant walking area in the downtown with other interesting sites to visit

Thank wap2017
NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Administrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for your review of the National Gallery of Ireland. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit, including the Gallery cafe. We hope to welcome you back to the Gallery again in the future.

Reviewed 1 week ago

They have some beautiful pieces of art here. You can get great pictures of the architecture of the art gallery as well. This is free to get in so if your in the area check it out

Thank AndreaL4
NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Administrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for your review of the National Gallery of Ireland. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit- the artwork as well as the architecture. We hope to welcome you back to the Gallery again in the future.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The artwork in the gallery was ok. I usually tend to look at the modern art only, as landscapes and portraits don't interest me too much. The gallery has a few pretty modern artworks that quite inspired me and there is also a temporary collection...More

Thank Kjell V
NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Administrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review of the National Gallery of Ireland. The Gallery houses the largest collection of art in Ireland, which ranges from the 13th century to the present day. We have Irish and European collections which range from the mid 19th to the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always find this building disorienting & oppressive in places. However, the art is always uplifting and thought provoking.More

Thank Gayle R
NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Administrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review of the National Gallery of Ireland. We are sorry to hear that you are not satisfied with the building- during refurbishment, a central courtyard was created with two new elevator shafts, which opened up more access routes around the Gallery....More

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Kaiser1898
2 January 2017|
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Response from NatGalIrl | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your question and interest in the National Gallery of Ireland. We currently have a photography policy in place which allows visitors to take pictures of certain artworks.The National Gallery of Ireland... More
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rmbetson
18 May 2016|
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The cloakroom is located at the entrance of the gallery and is free of charge. While coats and bags may be left at the cloakroom, large suitcases and large rucksacks are no longer accepted. We allow bags that are similar... More
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smtuska
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Response from Rustydancer | Reviewed this property |
Hello there, The gallery and you can google them will advise times of tours. I have to say I like meandering by myself but then again I have a diploma in Fine and Decorative Art. I attended extra mural lectures in Trinity... More
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