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National Gallery of Ireland

The National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin boasts some 2,500 paintings and approximately 10,000 other works in different media including water-colours, 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.

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