National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin

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At National Gallery of Ireland see Irish and other European masterpieces, including Italian Baroque and Dutch works. Founded in 1854, the museum houses 14,000 pieces, with an extensive permanent collection of Irish paintings. Admire the dramatic architecture of the Millennium Wing, which opened in 2002 and was designed by Benson & Forsyth. Stroll through Merrion Square on your way to or from the museum and take in the scenery. Check online for information about tours, educational programs, and visiting exhibits. Plan to visit National Gallery of Ireland and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Dublin attractions using our Dublin journey tool.
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  • There are some beautiful paintings in this gallery. I would start at the third floor and work downward. I enjoyed the paintings on the third the most. It was very enjoyable visit, due to the... 
    There are some beautiful paintings in this gallery. I would start at the third floor and work downward. I enjoyed the paintings on the third the most. It was very enjoyable visit, due to the...  more »
  • The layout is confusing. There levels 0, -1, 1, 2, 3, 3, and 4 on elevator panel. Apparently this is because of the hill the building is on. As for the exhibits, they're fantastic. 
    The layout is confusing. There levels 0, -1, 1, 2, 3, 3, and 4 on elevator panel. Apparently this is because of the hill the building is on. As for the exhibits, they're fantastic.  more »
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  • Honestly, I just can’t believe that it’s free. These artists are some of the most famous in the whole world and to be able to spend a few hours here with so few other guests was awesome. I’ve been to the world famous museums but this just feels so much more personal. It’s really something special here in Dublin and it’s presented so well with really well informed and helpful staff. The exhibits of the Irish artists are provably my favorite-I kept writing down all their names, people I couldn’t believe were left out of my art classes in college. And my daughter spent loads of time staring at all the Yeats. Thank you Dublin, well done!
  • Great place for a visit to relax, take inspiration, have a chat, learn from the staff, discover your new favourite artists. There is no substitute for seeing art work first hand. When you can see the intention behind the pull of the brush strokes or the depth of impasto then you start to learn just how involved the artist are in their creations. The shop is always very well equipped and the toilets are immaculate. Highly recommended

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