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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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Some Great Paintings

This is another good place to visit if it is raining (or not) for the odd hour or so. There is a Masterpiece Gallery where paintings, by well known artists, are displayed all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is another good place to visit if it is raining (or not) for the odd hour or so. There is a Masterpiece Gallery where paintings, by well known artists, are displayed all together - think Monet, Gainsborough, Caravaggio, Picasso, Titian, Vermeer, etc. all in one gallery. Free entry

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Because of the construction we could not see the portrait of Lord Edward Fitzgerald. However we did see the best loved Irish painting, The meeting on the Turret Stairs. It is only on view three hours a week! It was beautiful. We did the audio guide and were pleased with the commentary. It was a most enjoyable visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My friend and I made an unplanned stop and enjoyed the exhibits. I really liked the layout of the different rooms and different levels. The Sean Scully exhibit was enjoyable and loved the Masterpiece area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The museum is currently being re vamped and a lot of it is not open but the pictures on display show a full range of art and includes a Picasso and other famous artists. A good place for a rainy day. Has activities for children.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I visited the national Gallery of Ireland on a recent visit. It was under construction so all the exhibits were condensed into six rooms. It did have a special exhibit by Sean Sully which I found very interesting. All in all it was a pleasant way to spend an hour. So check before you go to see if it's still... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The gallery is not as extensive or as well endowed as some but it's interest lie in the selection of the offerings and Irish flavour of exhibits. The Sean Scully exhibit from the Tate Gallery reflected the newer Irish artist. While the Masterpieces from the Collection exhibit reflected the slightly darker Dutch and Italian religious painters influence that seems to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A soaring architectural tribute to the arts as yet unfinished. We enjoyed the Sean Scully show and the old Masters. Caught a bit of a docent's tour (schoolkids - she had them enraptured) which was actually very good! It was free, which softened the pain of having only one floor open.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We got married here in the National Gallery in October. I have to say, everything about the service we received was second-to-none. Sinead Leahy is really an excellent organiser and we wouldn't have had the day we had without her. Prior to our ceremony we had a guided tour organised around the collection for our guests, then a drinks reception... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Main collection on display had a few interesting pictures ( to someone who is not an expert). The temporary exhibition was a collection of pieces by the contemporary artist, Sean Scully, unfortunately I couldn't see the emperors new clothes. Of particular interest was The Print Room which housed an exhibition showing how the National Gallery was founded and originally funded.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I have to remember that Ireland is a small country and I should compare this to a city museum, but this was a small collection of mostly lesser known artists. We were in the area, so we didn't waste a lot of time here, but I could have passed this one if I had known. The Dublin City, Huge Lane... More 

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Address: Address: Merrion Square West, Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone Number: + 353 1 661 5133
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre

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