National Gallery of Ireland holds a world-class collection of European and Irish Art.

For 361 days a year the National Gallery of Ireland inspires, delights and entertains with tours, workshops, lectures and events, all for free. The Gallery houses the nation’s collection of European and Irish art from about 1300 to the present day, and boasts a rich and varied programme of world class exhibitions throughout the year. Discover Irish design at the Gallery Shop. Or enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of cake in the Gallery Café, a unique architectural space that is part 18th-century Georgian townhouse and part 19th-century ballroom.

  • World glass collection of European and Irish Art featuring artists from Caravaggio to Yeats
  • Located in the heart of Georgian Dublin with a cosy café and shop full of Gallery goodies
  • Regular exhibitions of internationally renowned artists
  • Late opening Thursday nights
  • Free tours throughout the week
  • Free audio guide and cloakroom

Mondays & Sundays 11:00 to 17:30

Tuesday to Saturday 09:15 to 17:30 with late opening on Thursday nights until 20:30



Admission Prices 2020

Free Admission

Useful Information

Check out their range of facilities, services, accessibility, and other useful information.

Gallery Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and cakes.

Gallery Shop sells beautifully Irish-designed gifts

Getting There

Located in the heart of Georgian Dublin, the Gallery is easily accessible on foot and by public transport.

Map Location: 53.340906, -6.252503
Contact National Gallery of Ireland

Merrion Square West, Dublin 2, Ireland

Eircode: D02 K303
T: +353 (0)1 661 5133
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