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National Gallery of Ireland

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Neighborhood: South City Centre
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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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Beautiful.

Wonderful Gallery space. I love coming down from Belfast, in Northern Ireland, to Dublin for a visit to this Gallery alone!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Wonderful Gallery space. I love coming down from Belfast, in Northern Ireland, to Dublin for a visit to this Gallery alone!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Currently there is a refurbishment going on until 2016. Nevertheless a lot of paintings are still possible to be seen. Entry is free and I surely recommend it.

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Lismore, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We made an enjoyable visit here with our children before so as a couple we decided to run in for a look. The National gallery makes it easy to access art. We like the building, admission is free and we took in the Irish Writers' Exhibition, where works were chosen dating from the 1600's onwards. An eclectic choice made it... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The National Gallery is definitely worth a visit or maybe even two. Every exhebition gives background to the paintings and artists. Free tours start every hour and are very informative. We took two tours of 30 minutes that looked at different paintings and briefly at the small collection of sculpture. The exhebitions show some very well known paintings such as... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Took my 14 year old daughter today to the Nat History Museum and Art Gallery to try and get the cogs going in a lazy teenage girl. Perhaps the Government should consider investing in some new staff in the Art Gallery as well as new architecture as the service was not a good example and proved a stark contrast to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My husband and I loved it. For the ones who like day dreaming with paintings it is highly recommended. We just popped in and were delighted with its collection. Go and check it out.

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I fell across this exhibition unexpectedly and loved it. Asking writers to choose their favourite paintings and why opened up such an interesting dialogue firstly about the painting itself and then the writer. I would highly recommend this exhibition.

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A nice relaxed place to go, you do need time but some fantastic changing exhibits to be seen. There is also a good restaurant and coffee shop

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Difficult to grade it since the paintings themselves were lovely and entrance was free.However, we had expected a larger exhibition and felt a bit disappointed to have seen everything so quickly. Definitely worth a visit, but think small!

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit here while we are under-going a refurbishment project. Thank you for your patience while these important works to the gallery are in place. We aim to provide an excellent service to our visitors at all times and showcase our collection in rotation.... More 

Warwick, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I only say this because several parts of the gallery were closed. The bits that were opened I enjoyed especially the Turner exhibition.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you enjoyed our annual 'Turner' exhibition although we are sorry to hear you were disappointed in our closures. The National Gallery is under-going a refurbishment project to be completed by 2016 for necessary upgrades. Milltown and Dargan wings of the Gallery are currently closed in order... More 

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