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National Gallery of Ireland

Merrion Square West, Dublin 2, Ireland (South City Centre)
+ 353 1 661 5133
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Ranked #46 of 281 Attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
Owner description: The National Gallery of Ireland holds the national collection of European and Irish fine art. Admission is free to the permanent and temporary... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We visited the National Art Gallery with our granddaughter on 27th August 2014. I was a regular visitor to the gallery in the 80s and always enjoyed the well managed layout and the restaurant/cafe. Unfortunately things seem to have gone backwards since. I understand there is a rebuilding programme at the old main entrance which will not be completed until... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you are in Dublin a trip to the national gallery is a just. Some of the most beautiful paintings in the world are housed here. Entry is free and the gallery is very easy to navigate. It really is well worth the time, and that is what you should take to enjoy it!

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Overland Park,KS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

There are only 2 wings to this Gallery so if you only have 1 hour, you can see most of the art exhibited. Free.

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I went here to 'kill' an hour. I was here two and a half and could have spent longer. It was brilliant. I asked about a guide book and was given an audio guide. This gave very useful information about the paintings. There were 2 exhibitions, Irish and European. Both were excellent. I absolutely loved the Picasso, the Gris and... More

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Vanersborg, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is your traditional gallery with only paintings to look at. Perhaps you need to be more of an artlover than I am to truly appreciate it. You can kill an hour or two to go through this museum, but I would say that it is only worth it if you are really interested in art. In the exhibition they... More

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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

NATIONAL GALLERY OF IRELAND The National Gallery has a large museum shop on the first floor and offers a wide variety of gifts and books. There is also a large restaurant that serves meals and is very family centered. They offer audio tapes and apps in most languages. The first level has two excellent collections: the Irish Masterpieces and the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I love taking an hour out when I get up to Dublin to walk around & view the wonderful art on display here. I managed this time round to time my visit in order to look at Burton's 'The Meeting on the Turret Stairs'. It is only displayed for an hour each day so might be worth checking the times... More

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Just the right size and lots of different periods and genres of painting with favourites by Caravaggio,Yeats,Modigliani,Bacon,Picasso.A not to missed experience in Dublin but wish they wouldn't move the paintings round as often as they do.Best time to go for us is always Sunday afternoon after a fine lunch and slowly stroll around the rooms at your leisure reacquainting yourselves... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We enjoyed several hours at the gallery in early August and would highly recommend it for families. My daughter got to see the painting she had studied in school "The Meeting on the Turret Stair" (restricted viewing, check times before you go) which was exciting for her. Both our children participated in a free Picasso workshop which turned into a... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Only two galleries were open when we went but we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. One gallery was dedicated to Irish artists while the other contained works by other more famous artists like Goya, Vermeer, etc. Free admission. Check it out!

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