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National Gallery of Ireland

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The National Gallery of Ireland was established in 1854 and opened in January 1864 in the heart of Dublin, a short stroll from Trinity College and Merrion Square. It 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.

You may avail of the free audio tour guides to the permanent collection, including a children's audio tour. Free public tours are given at weekends (check website for details), as well as Sunday family activities & family drawing packs. Facilities include a shop, restaurant, telephones and cloakrooms, with wheelchair access to all levels. Special temporary exhibitions may need to be booked in advance & have paid admission.

Your free ticket must be pre-booked in advance. We recommend you visit the Gallery website in advance of your visit for up-to-date protocols, opening hours, and details of available facilities.

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