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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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Free of charge.... Closed Sundays but open all week between 9.30 - 17.30! Houses renowned collection of Irish paintings as well as works by Vermeer, Caravaggio...and Picasso to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This gallery has an amazing collection of old masters including a Rembrandt, Vermeer, Caravaggio and Rubens and others. The audio guide is very well done and explains many subtleties otherwise missed When you are finished drop into the cafe for a coffee and scone - delicious

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The gallery is undergoing a major rebuild and reorganisation currently. So I have only seen a small proportion of its collection. Nevertheless I had a great visit. They have retained a collection of 'masterpieces' for the public to view while the work is going on. I think they have chosen well, it's an excellent collection. There was also a programme... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Only part of collection on show at the moment due to renovations but what is exhibited is worth a trip, especially the selection of masterpieces

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Free of charge.... Closed Sundays but open all week between 9.30 - 17.30! Houses renowned collection of Irish paintings as well as works by Vermeer, Caravaggio...and Picasso to mention a few. Beware that if it's raining, everyone will be in the free galleries and museums.

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Darmstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We visted the masterpieces collection and it was well worth it - a very good collection and entrance is free. I particularly enjoyed the Vermeer pictures as he's a favourite of mine. I highly recommend a visit even if you are not an art "buff" - there's something for everyone. Oh and by the way, the cafe is very good... More 

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Sections seem to be closed at present so you are not seeing the Gallery @ it's full potential.Nevertheless Caravaggio's "Taking of Christ" was still as ever pulling in the crowds.The cafe is good and you can get a chilled beer in there at 9.30am-very civilised.The shop is well stocked and not overpriced and best to get to gallery as all... More 

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Kuopio, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Some very interesting pieces of art and you can see them for free. You can take a lift to the first floor where the masterpieces collection is.

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NatGalIrl, Visitor Services at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and recommendation. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to welcome you back on a future visit. Kind regards, Visitor Services More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

On a rainy day you'll run into just about everyone in Dublin seeking free shelter here. As the reviews say, the collection is really limited and it's almost always under "renovation" in one area or another. Some classical pieces, and some "modern art", which I thought was extremely dull. Some photos of rocks, window blinds, house siding, and fence posts.... More 

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NatGalIrl, Visitor Services at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this review

Dear g1ngr_girl, Thank you for your review and recommendation. We regret that your visit to our gallery was less than satisfactory. We hope to welcome you to the gallery in the near future when our refurbishment is completed and we have a larger variety of artworks on display. We take extra care in providing a safe and accident free experience... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We didn't really visit Dublin expecting to go to a gallery but then heard about the Caravaggio and other 'masters' from our hop on/hop off tour guide. The National Gallery is wonderful and free to enter. The staff were helpful, the layout excellent, and the art was breathtaking. It was an unexpected delight to find ourselves with Caravaggio, Monet, Picasso,... More 

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NatGalIrl, Visitor Services at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for your review and for your recommendation. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. If you require any further information about how to plan your next visit you can also check our website for updates on our refurbishment or general exhibition information, lectures and workshops. Kind regards, Visitor Services. More 

Galway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Caravaggio! My visit was complete after seeing this masterpiece..truly captivating! My young daughters loved Monet's Argenteuil with a Single Sailboat. What an experience for them to see the masterpieces, and listen to their interpretations!! A visit to this Gallery is a must & it's free. I enjoyed lovely coffee in the cafe & the girls bought some postcards of their... More 

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Thank you kindly for your review and recommendation, firstly we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit, our paintings services and facilities. We are also delighted that we could assist you with your lost property and this was returned safely to you. We hope to welcome you on a return visit to our National Gallery. Kind regards, Visitor Services More 

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