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National Gallery of Ireland
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Nominated for European Museum of the Year 2018, National Gallery of Ireland holds a world-class collection of European and Irish Art.

Located in the heart of Georgian Dublin, admission to the gallery is free and many talks, tours and events, as well as the audioguide, are free of charge.

The Gallery runs a busy exhibition programme in addition to its permanent collection with highlights to-date including Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting and Beyond Caravaggio.

After your visit, enjoy lunch in the Gallery Café and bring home some mementoes from the Gallery Shop.


Highlights include:
  • World glass collection of European and Irish Art featuring artists from Caravaggio to Yeats
  • Located in the heart of Georgian Dublin with a cosy café and shop full of Gallery goodies
  • Regular exhibitions of internationally renowned artists 
  • Family tours and drop-in workshops every Sunday
  • Free tours throughout the week
  • Free audio guide and cloakroom

Visitor Information

Open year round

Monday 11.00 - 17.30
Tuesday - Saturday 09.45 - 17.30
Sunday 11.30 - 17.30

Contact Details

National Gallery of Ireland
Merrion Square West, Dublin 2
T: +353 (0) 1 661 5133
W: www.nationalgallery.ie

Closed: Good Friday and December 24/25/26

Last admission: 15 minutes before closing

Approx. visit duration: 60 to 80 minutes

Admission Prices 2020

Admission is Free


Other Useful Information

Free paper guides available in English, Irish, French, Italian, German and Spanish

Free audio guides available in English

The Gallery Café serves breakfast, light lunch options and tea, coffee & cakes throughout normal gallery opening hours. It is located in the Millennium Wing, at the Clare Street entrance.

The Gallery shop is open during normal gallery opening hours and sells a wide range of art-related gifts, books and children’s toys

Free wifi is available throughout the National Gallery of Ireland..

Merrion Square paid parking

National Gallery is fully wheelchair accessible, with accessible toilets.

The National Gallery welcomes groups.

  •  Nominated for European Museum of the Year 2018



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Map Location

Located just a few hundred metres from Grafton Street on Merrion Square.

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