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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
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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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Small, but some nice exhibits.

This was my first visit. Small, but some pleasant exhibits to view. It's worth a visit, and it's free, so you having nothing to loose in having a look.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Turnhout, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In between meetings a short stop at the gallery. They are however performing works and signposting is not their forte. Only about 40% of the normal collections seems reachable, but maybe we missen an entrance somewhere.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visit to the National Gallery. During this time, access to the gallery and its physical collection is indeed limited. However, we do expect to be fully operational this upcoming Summer. We look forward to seeing you again on a future visit. More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The great thing about this museum is that it's free when you visit it but when you compare this museum to other museums were you have to pay for it is not that great. The art exhibitions looks kinda quickly put together and don't represent the Irish national art collection. No.. I'm not a big fan and walked trough the... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review on The National Gallery of Ireland. I'm very sorry that you were disappointed by the limited number of paintings available during our refurbishment. Our curators and exhibitions department are doing their utmost to showcase as much of the highlights of the collection as possible while we continue with our refurbishment... More 

Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first visit. Small, but some pleasant exhibits to view. It's worth a visit, and it's free, so you having nothing to loose in having a look.

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Thank David P
NatGalIrl, Visitor Experience Assistant at National Gallery of Ireland, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and recommendation. We hope to welcome you on a return visit to the gallery soon. More 

Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Both the local and international collections are interesting and worth looking at. I liked the variety they have albeit a limited collection. But it's nice to see local artists recognition of their works.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review on The National Gallery of Ireland. Owing to our refurbishment works, our physical collection is indeed limited but our curators and exhibitions department are doing their utmost to showcase as much of the highlights of the collection as possible. We look forward to seeing you again on a future visit... More 

Lisbon District, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice permanent exhibition but it isn´t a very big collection. The temporary exhibitions are usually very good and interesting.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review on The National Gallery of Ireland. Owing to our refurbishment works, our physical collection is indeed small but our curators and exhibitions department are doing their utmost to showcase as much of the highlights of the collection as possible. We look forward to seeing you again on a future visit... More 

Belfast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really impressive building, and exhibitions well laid out and informative. Child friendly and cafe really good as well.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are delighted to hear this kind of feedback from our visitors and we hope to welcome you on a return visit soon. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bland and cold building. Some exhibits were closed when we visited. Some nice works of art worth viewing but not a memorable visit.

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

Thank you for your review, we hope to welcome you back to our gallery in the near future. More 

Exloo, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a bit difficult to find the entrance (due to construction work), but it's well-worth the visit. The Gallery has some gems, a Vermeer, Van Gogh, Mauve and a fabulous collection of the French impressionists. Wonderful Jack Yeats! And the exhibition The making of history was very impressive.

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

Many thanks for taking the time to write such a positive review! We are always delighted to hear that kind of feedback from our visitors. All the news, current exhibitions, events can be find on our website, so you can easily plan your future visit. Thank you once again! More 

West Chester, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a few hours. Lovely place to find Irish artists. Good presentations. Irish history. A must do in DublinTown.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are delighted to hear this kind of feedback from our visitors. We hope to welcome you on a return visit soon. More 

Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

The national Gallery was a nice pit stop on a long touristy day in Dublin. 2 main gallery's. 1st is European art from 1850-1990, they have Van Gogh and Monet poeces. The second Gallery is Irish historical art which is very interesting and unique. Museum is free, the Cafe is way overpriced though!

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review on The National Gallery of Ireland and the current exhibitions. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us and we welcome you back again soon. More 

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