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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  • i was amazed at a sheer scale of this art collection. its spreads throughout 3 floors and every floor has a big number of rooms that contain all sorts of art pieces. you would need a whole day to... 
    i was amazed at a sheer scale of this art collection. its spreads throughout 3 floors and every floor has a big number of rooms that contain all sorts of art pieces. you would need a whole day to...  more »
  • This is definitely worth a visit (especially if it’s raining and you've had with bars and monuments) -- the art is, of course, spectacular – this is a national art gallery of a major European... 
    This is definitely worth a visit (especially if it’s raining and you've had with bars and monuments) -- the art is, of course, spectacular – this is a national art gallery of a major European...  more »
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  • I’m not an art person but this was a nice way to spend an hour or so, especially on a rainy day. It’s free which makes it an easy decision. Several famous artists have a couple paintings here. We went when they first opened in the morning and there was almost no one there. It was kinda fun to have the museum virtually to ourselves.
  • Absolutely beautiful. Free admission—located in the center of Dublin. Most certainly worth the visit; the art is astounding and the building not only historic, but breathtaking. Plan on being there for a couple of hours at least. Staff very helpful and friendly.

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