National Gallery of Ireland



The National Gallery of Ireland Dublin houses the national collection of Irish and European fine art. It was founded in 1854 and opened its doors ten years later. The Gallery has an extensive, representative collection of Irish painting and is also notable for its Italian Baroque and Dutch masters painting. A new wing, the Millennium Wing, was opened in 2002.

Unlike the previous two extensions, this new wing has street frontage and the English architects Benson & Forsyth gave it an imposing Bowers Whitbed, Portland Stone façade and grand atrium. Admission to the collection is free. However, the Gallery welcomes donations which are used to support the many programmes provided as part of its service to the public. They suggest €5. Visitors may leave their donations in boxes located about the building.

National Gallery of Ireland

Merrion Square West, Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland

T: +353 1 661 5133 | F: +353 1 661 5372 | Email

Opening Hours
Monday to Saturday 9.30am-5.30pm
Thursday 9.30am-8.30pm
Sunday 12pm-5.30pm
Closed 24-26 December and Good Friday.

National Gallery of Ireland Dublin

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