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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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The National Gallery of Ireland is a lovely place to spend an afternoon. The Baroque exhibition 'Passion and Persuasion' encapsulates the innovative features espoused by the art... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The National Gallery of Ireland is a lovely place to spend an afternoon. The Baroque exhibition 'Passion and Persuasion' encapsulates the innovative features espoused by the art work of this period, while the Dutch collection is simply mesmerizing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I'm not an art fan, but the gallery has free entry, is located in the city centre and has an open, modern design! It also has some important pieces of art too (or so I'm told)

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

A very enjoyable experience. Good National Gallery with my favourite painting " The Taking Of Christ (Caravaggio). Free Admission, nice Gallery Cafe'

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Good national gallery with all sorts of great works of art. Lovely building with shop and tea room in a beautiful atrium. Really enjoyed my visit here.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

..big refurb going on at the mo, so could only get into 2 galleries, however they've crammed a lot of the good stuff into those 2. Caravaggio, Jack Yeats.... Suited my husband as he hates being dragged round galleries so he could cope with only doing 2 rooms!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Free admission, a nice atrium cafe and a gallery small enough to appreciate the art without becoming overwhelmed or fatigued. Presumably because of the current refurbishment project, the major works of art in the collection were all displayed in two exhibitions which worked really well. Our guide book recommended various works by artists such as Goya, Picasso, Van Gogh etc... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We found it difficult to find the National Gallery, as the entrance isn't where several maps indicated it was, I think it's moved recently (though it may have been my map reading skills...). It was well worth finding when we did. It was busy enough to have a buzz without being crowded. It's not a large gallery but has an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We visited the gallery on a weekend trip to Dublin. We found it to be a great experience, and not too time consuming. They have a few different areas, for the various forms of art, including a small sculpture hallway. They have a few paintings by world-renowned artists, and many beautiful others. You can go through the whole gallery in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A bit smaller than I expected but really nice paintings. No pics allowed in some areas. Lots of people when we went. But clearly organised and tidy. Also include books with explanation of paintings

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

It shouldn't take more than a couple of hours to see the whole gallery, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Admission is free and the location is great, so there's no reason not to check it out!

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