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National Gallery of Ireland

Merrion Square West, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 661 5133
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The National Gallery of Ireland holds the national collection of European and Irish fine art. Admission is free to the permanent collections. The historic wings have recently been refurbished and reopened to the public. Entrance to the gallery is via Merrion Sq and Clare Street entrances.
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  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Merrion Square West, Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
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Reviewed yesterday

Very beautiful gallery, feels like you could be in Paris or Vienna once inside. Great selection of paintings, could spend all day walking around here.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is for free. Really. But they could have charged entrance fee and it would have been worth paying. For one you see an amazing collection of Irish paintings. For another you see an amazingly rich collection of painting from the early Byzantine period to...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The gallery has so much to offer. It seems to be a real hit with families on a Sunday morning. It opens at 11 and though there were a lot of people waiting, th3 gallery has so much space that one quickly has the time...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved the place and the overall displays. I am not very good at art, but really appreciated the portraits exhibition.....and Graham Norton portrait too!!!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had only a short time to visit but left wanting to see more, and will be back. The building is beautiful but the art is amazing. We had no idea that there were so many famous paintings accessible to see. There is no charge,...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After much anticipation we finally got in to see the newly refurbished building. I was extremely impressed and enjoyed the architecture as much as the art. It was also lovely to see the whole collection again. The room layout and colour schemes are very good...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed visit .One of my children studies art the rest of us just enjoyed the experience.Definitely worth a visit

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NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Administrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for your review of the National Gallery of Ireland. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you back to the Gallery again soon.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely way to spend a few hours in Dublin. The seamless way they have merged the new building with the old is fabulous to admire from an architect/engineering point of view. We visited The Turner and Portrait sections, both well recommendedMore

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NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Administrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Many thanks for your review of the National Gallery of Ireland. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit, including the refurbished wings and the Turner and Hennessy Portrait Prize exhibitions. You can find out more about upcoming exhibitions and events by visiting...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Certainly a place for art buffs but also somewhere where anyone can go to learn about modern or classic artists Spread over 3 floors, there are examples from many world famous artists and some of the paintings which you will have seen copies of elsewhere...More

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NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Administrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review and recommendation of the National Gallery of Ireland. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit appreciated the range of the collection on display. We hope to welcome you back to the Gallery again in the future.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not one for religious paintings, the self guided tour with earphone is not very comprehensive (only a fraction of the paintings had audio explanations).More

Thank waha94
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NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Administrator at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of the National Gallery of Ireland. A portion of the Gallery's art collection are religious in nature (owing mostly to the era in which they were created), such as European Art 1300-1650, however there are many suites of rooms that...More

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Kaiser1898
3 January 2017|
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Hello, thank you for your question and interest in the National Gallery of Ireland. We currently have a photography policy in place which allows visitors to take pictures of certain artworks.The National Gallery of Ireland... More
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18 May 2016|
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The cloakroom is located at the entrance of the gallery and is free of charge. While coats and bags may be left at the cloakroom, large suitcases and large rucksacks are no longer accepted. We allow bags that are similar... More
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Hello there, The gallery and you can google them will advise times of tours. I have to say I like meandering by myself but then again I have a diploma in Fine and Decorative Art. I attended extra mural lectures in Trinity... More
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