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National Gallery of Ireland

National Gallery of Ireland

Merrion Square West & Clare Street, Dublin 2

Tel: + 353 1 661 5133


The National Gallery of Ireland was established by an Act of Parliament in 1854 and first opened its doors to the public in January 1864.

Today the collection boasts some 2,500 paintings and approximately 10,000 other works in different media including watercolors, drawings, prints and sculpture. Every major European School of painting is extensively represented. It also houses a renowned collection of Irish paintings, the majority of which are on permanent display. There is a Yeats Museum with works by Jack B Yeats, his father John Butler, and other members of this artistic family.


Opening Times:

Monday-Saturday 9.30am-5.30pm 

Thursday 9.30am-8.30pm
Sunday 12noon-5.30pm
Closed 24-26th December & Good Friday


Admission Prices:

*Free to permanent collection.

Group Admission Prices:

Free – maximum number of 25 per group must be supervised, or accompanied by a tour operator



Monday - Saturday: (including Public Holidays) 09:15 - 17:30
Thursday: 09:15 - 8:30
Sunday: 11:00 - 5:30


Public Tours

Free tours of the permanent collection take place every Saturday at 12.30pm, and every Sunday at 11.30am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm
Special tours are regularly scheduled to coincide with holidays and special events



Free audio tour guides to permanent collection, free public tours at weekends (Sat 3pm & Sun 2pm, 3 pm, 4pm) & every day in July & August (3pm), family drawing packs, shop, restaurant, telephones, cloakrooms, wheelchair access to all levels.


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