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  • National Gallery of Ireland

Top Visitor Attractions

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.


Address

Merrion Square West & Clare Street

Email

Phone

+353(0)16325133









  • Operating Hours

    1 Jan - 31 Dec

    MON 09:15 - 17:30
    TUES 09:15 - 17:30
    WED 09:15 - 17:30
    THU 09:15 - 20:30
    FRI 09:15 - 17:30
    SAT 09:15 - 17:30
    SUN 11:00 - 17:30
  • Exceptions
    New Years Day 09:15 - 17:30
    St Patricks Day 09:15 - 17:30
    Good Friday closed
    Easter Monday 09:15 - 17:30
    May Day 09:15 - 17:30
    June Holiday 09:15 - 17:30
    August Holiday 09:15 - 17:30
    October Holiday 09:15 - 17:30
    Christmas Day closed
    St Stephens Day closed

(subject to change)