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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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Merrion Square West, Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
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+353 1 661 5133
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"irish art"
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"on display"
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"van gogh"
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"small collection"
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"great art"
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"works of art"
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"free admission"
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"merrion square"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Excellent collection of classic paintings. Free admission. Close at 5:30PM. There is a small and narrow, but vaulted-ceiling indoor cloister that feels like a open space. Not to be missed. A few minutes walk from Trinity College.

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Reviewed yesterday

Well worth a visit - there are fine collections (both Irish and international) and the gallery is a real oasis ion the city. Well worth spending an hour or so there.

Thank wardie2017
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Start w a latte and fruit tart in the cafe. Go over your map and pick out your faves. The smaller size of the museum makes it fun and very manageable. The special Drawing Dublin exhibit was great. Healy’s pen/watercolor work will make you melt....More

Thank Margie F
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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 very happy to hear you enjoyed you visit, in particular the wonderful Drawing Dublin exhibition (running until August 26th) You can find out about upcoming exhibitions and events on our website. We...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Love the National Gallery and do not get to visit as often as I would like. Beautiful place with a wide selection of artwork, tastefully appointed, in peaceful surroundings. Often have interesting visiting collections. A must-visit for natives and tourists alikeMore

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

Many thanks for your review and recommendation of the National Gallery of Ireland. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and enjoy the surroundings as well as the collection. We have many interesting exhibitions due to open this year including Roderic O'Conor...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The gallery visit is free- incredible that no one pays - still it is worth a visit - the building is impressive, even if the coffee shop and toilets are not - the coffee dock area , has little variety in this day and age...More

Thank TOPCAT010
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NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Administrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review of the National Gallery of Ireland. We are very sorry to hear you found the cafe and bathrooms unsatisfactory. We do offer another cafe dock (you may not have seen it) around the corner from the dining area where a...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is not the Louvre or the Uffizi but it is a nice, we'll organized collection. There are some gems - the "Ecco Homo" of Titian is a must see. And the large number of Jack Butler Yeats works is welcome and frankly delightful. It...More

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

Thank you for your review of the National Gallery of Ireland, we are happy to hear of your recommendation and we hope to welcome you back to the Gallery again in the future.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a gem of an art gallery and it has free admission. Ideal for the general enthusiast like me and I presume plenty to interest the knowledgeable viewer. They have a wonderfully eclectic range of Irish and international historic and contemporary art all set...More

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

Many thanks for your review and recommendation of the National Gallery of Ireland. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and appreciated the building and exhibition spaces as well as the collection. The building dates back to 1864 with wings added on...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have been to the Art Gallery twice, but the most recent visit was for a Leaving Cert trip. The first time I was there the gallery was under renovation, so it was wonderful to see the whole gallery in its glory this time. It’s...More

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

Thank you for your review of the National Gallery of Ireland. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit, in particular the wonderful 'The Taking of Christ' by Caravaggio. You can find out more on tours, workshops, film screening and evening events as...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice free museum with a mostly local collection. they have added on and put some newer works in the new spaces. it is pretty cool.More

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

Thank you for your review of the National Gallery of Ireland. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit- you can find out more about upcoming events and exhibitions in the Gallery by visiting our website. Thank you and we hope to welcome you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful gallery with many pieces of art work on show. It was free to enter but some exhibitions were closed when we went so check if there is a piece you really want to see. You could easily spend a few hours here.More

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

Thank you for your review of the National Gallery of Ireland. There is one exhibition closed at the moment- the Emil Nolde exhibition, which was due to close on June 10th. The next major temporary exhibition will be Roderic O'Conor and the Moderns: between Paris...More

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Kaiser1898
2 January 2017|
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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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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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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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