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National Gallery of Ireland

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Address: Merrion Square West, Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone Number: + 353 1 661 5133
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Description: The National Gallery of Ireland holds the national collection of European...
The National Gallery of Ireland holds the national collection of European and Irish fine art. Admission is free to the permanent and temporary collections. The gallery is currently undergoing an extensive refurbishment plan and remains partly open to the public during the works. Please note that entrance to the gallery is via the Clare Street entrance.Masterpieces from the Collection is a special presentation of some of the finest works in the Gallery's collection, now open in the Beit Wing and Millennium Wing (rooms 1 - 10). It includes both Irish and European masterpieces.
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Under renovation but worth a visit

It didn't blow me away, but I think the major reason was that it was under renovation and the entire collection was not accessible. I would return if I went back to Dublin so I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

It didn't blow me away, but I think the major reason was that it was under renovation and the entire collection was not accessible. I would return if I went back to Dublin so I could see the whole gallery. What I did see was still worth the visit, though it was a shorter visit than I had anticipated.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

World class collection that I always revisit with pleasure. Unfortunately, the Yeats wing was closed, huge disappointment, as I so adore his works.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

One of the finest art galleries in Europe. The NGI offers some of the greatest artworks on site, none more so than Caravaggio's "The Taking of Christ".

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

2/3 of the building is under renovation so that is disappointing. I understand that there's a sizable collection but whatever that was on display was badly curated and made no sense. This is such a shame as I think this could be a really good temple for the arts

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The National Gallery is undergoing major renovations and little is open in the Spring of 2015. That said, everything is free and many major works of art are on display including a Vermeer and the so called "lost" Caravaggio discovered a few year ago in a Jesuit home in Dublin. Just those two painting are worth the stop but they... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Small size but with a few gems like Caravage, Goya, Picasso (they must do them better justice by changing the lighting) nice gift shop, good location

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Tipperary, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Had some time on my hands one Saturday and went for a stroll around Dublin. On my travels I visited the National Gallery which is free and must say really enjoyed the paintings and the generally feel of the place. Well worth a visit.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Better than The Louvre and The Art Institute (whose home city I share but which I rarely visit due to cost and accessibility), I always visit The National Gallery in Dublin. Though small, its collections are extensive, beautifully displayed, and, best of all, accessible. You can literally touch Vermeer's Woman whilst she's writing her letter ... but please don't. And... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The Gallery is very well laid out and maintained. Some of the artworks on display merit a visit from any one interested in art. It is being modernised and expanded and once the project is complete, it should bring even greater value to Dublin.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Building work to refurbish the gallery mean that only a limited selection of art from the overall collection is on display, in just a few rooms: not likely to be back to normal until Spring 2016 or later. On the other hand, entry is free. Works on display included two very fine paintings: by Picasso ('Still Life with Mandolin'), and... More 

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