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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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  • Average13%
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“irish art” (69 reviews)
“on display” (120 reviews)
“van gogh” (39 reviews)
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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"
in 69 reviews
"on display"
in 120 reviews
"van gogh"
in 39 reviews
"small collection"
in 26 reviews
"jack yeats"
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"old masters"
in 19 reviews
"permanent collection"
in 21 reviews
"beautiful paintings"
in 16 reviews
"love art"
in 14 reviews
"special exhibition"
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"art lovers"
in 14 reviews
"great art"
in 16 reviews
"works of art"
in 20 reviews
"free admission"
in 32 reviews
"merrion square"
in 24 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 62 reviews
"gift shop"
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Reviewed today

We did not do the audio guide, so we might have missed some things. A new exhibit was being set up in the gallery so the transition hall (between the cafe and the gallery) was empty for the remodel. Our children (9 and 6) found...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The National Gallery is not one of the larger art museums I've visited, but it has a very pleasurable and well curated collection. They have both Irish and international art from a range of different periods. I particularly enjoyed (and recommend) their stained glass collection.More

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NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Adminsitrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your review of the National Gallery of Ireland. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the Irish and international art on display, especially our stained glass collection. You can find out more about our works by visiting our website. Thank you for...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A beautiful building full of a range of different art from different periods. A fantastic way to to spend an afternoon! I'm not usually a gift shop enthusiast but this one is full of treasures so don't miss itMore

Thank Katie B
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NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Adminsitrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded today

Many thanks for your review and recommendation of the National Gallery of Ireland. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit, the art collection, architecture as well as our lovely shop! Thank you for your comments and we hope to welcome you back to...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I took the audio guide which make my independent tour more interesting. I really enjoy this wonderful museum and consider that it is must to visit in Dublin. Consider that you need at least 2 hours for its tour. When you tired you can walk...More

Thank elena0101
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NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Adminsitrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your review and recommendation of the National Gallery of Ireland. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and the free audio guide. Thank you for your comments and we hope to welcome you back to the Gallery again in...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Spacious and light, free entry, not crowded except in cafe (our visit was between 12-2pm). Do take map on arrival even though signage is good. We got a little disorientated looking for small collection of Impressionists but assistants are there to help. Good selection of...More

Thank FinchleyLass
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NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Adminsitrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded today

Many thanks for taking the time to review the National Gallery of Ireland. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit - the European as well as Irish art on display. Thank you for your comments and we hope to welcome you back to...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

After spending several hours at the National Gallery of Ireland yesterday, we returned today and discovered much more. This time the key discovery was much more Irish art. A key figure in the gallery is Jack B. Yeats, the son of John Butler Yeats, a...More

Thank Bruce J
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NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Administrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for taking the time to review the National Gallery of Ireland. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and in particular the Jack B. Yeats display. The Gallery also has a Jack B. Yeats archive, among which are many of the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Since the gallery was not crowded even at 2:30 in the afternoon, we had no difficulty seeing the paintings on display.

Thank James K
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NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Administrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't forget your map for this free exhibition it is quite easy to get disoriented with the numerous galleries and lots of things to see! The pictures also have very good signage which is well worth reading for those pictures that interest you as they...More

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NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Administrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an enjoyable facility in which to view some of the world’s great art. The art is displayed in numerous small galleries and the signage is very informative. There are numerous galleries devoted Irish artists. Top picks to be viewed are a Vermeer and a...More

Thank Mike M
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NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Administrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for your review and recommendation of the National Gallery of Ireland. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit, in particular works by Vermeer and Caravaggio. Thank you for your comments and we hope to welcome you back to the Gallery again in the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the National Gallery of Ireland and I loved it . It was very busy with a huge collection of European Art from 14th century to the 20th century. Enjoyable afternoon outMore

Thank Jackie C
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NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Administrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Many thanks for your review and recommendation of the National Gallery of Ireland. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the range of European art on display. Thank you for your comments and we hope to welcome you back to the Gallery again in the...More

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Kaiser1898
3 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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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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