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  • National Gallery of Ireland

Free Events

addressMerrion Square West & Clare Street


Phone+353(0)16325133

Emailinfo@ngi.ie

Webnationalgallery.ie



Opening Times

The National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin boasts some 2,500 paintings and approximately 10,000 other works in different media including watercolours, drawings, prints and sculpture. Every major European school of painting is extensively represented. It also houses a renowned collection of Irish paintings, the majority of which are on permanent display.

The gallery was established by an Act of Parliament in 1854 and first opened its doors to the public in January 1864.

There is a Yeats museum with works by Jack B Yeats, his father John Butler and other members of this artistic family. There is also an award winning Millennium Wing. It is conveniently located near Dublin city centre, a short stroll from Trinity College and Merrion Square.

Free audio tour guides to permanent collection, including children's audio tour, Free public tours at weekends (check gallery website for details), family activities, family drawing packs, shop, restaurant, telephones, cloakrooms, wheelchair access to all levels.

  • Operating Hours

    1 Jan - 23 Dec

    MON 09:30 - 17:30
    TUES 09:30 - 17:30
    WED 09:30 - 17:30
    THU 09:30 - 20:30
    FRI 09:30 - 17:30
    SAT 09:30 - 17:30
    SUN 12:00 - 17:30
  • Operating Hours

    27 Dec - 31 Dec

    MON 09:30 - 17:30
    TUES 09:30 - 17:30
    WED 09:30 - 17:30
    THU 09:30 - 20:30
    FRI 09:30 - 17:30
    SAT 09:30 - 17:30
    SUN 12:00 - 17:30
  • Exceptions
    New Years Day 10:00 - 17:30
    St Patricks Day 10:00 - 17:30
    Easter Monday 10:00 - 17:30
    May Day 10:00 - 17:30
    June Holiday 10:00 - 17:30
    August Holiday 10:00 - 17:30
    October Holiday 10:00 - 17:30
    Christmas Day 10:00 - 17:30
    St Stephens Day 10:00 - 17:30

(subject to change)