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Local Attractions #37: The National Gallery of Ireland

25 June 2019

The National Gallery of Ireland has been open to the public since 1864 and houses over 2,000 painting and more than 10,000 other works and artefacts.

While the Gallery is home to every major European school of painting (including works from renowned artists such as Caravaggio, Monet & Picasso), the National Gallery of Ireland experience is greatly enhanced by the many works from Ireland’s finest artists throughout the centuries. These works include Ireland’s most favourite painting “Hellelil and Hildebrand, the Meeting on the Turret Stairs” by Frederic William Burton. Viewing the works from Irish painters and artists gives you a unique insight into Irish culture and the works from such talented individuals.

national gallery of ireland

The Gallery showcases a number of exhibitions throughout the year (many of them free to guests) and we recommend checking out upcoming exhibits on their website here.


Viewing the general collection is free.
Group Guided Tours: From €25 per tour (€22.34 or $28.35)

Currency conversion correct as on 25.06.2019.

Opening Times
Monday: 11am - 5.30pm
Tuesday: 9.15am - 5.30pm
Wednesday: 9.15am - 5.30pm
Thursday: 9.15am - 8.30pm
Friday: 9.15am - 5.30pm
Saturday: 9.15am - 5.30pm
Sunday: 11am - 5.30pm

Distance from West County Hotel
The National Gallery of Ireland is located 9km from West County Hotel Dublin, or a 25 minute drive. Take Bus 25, 26, 66, 66a, 66b, 67 from outside the hotel and get off at Stop 406 (Nassau). The Gallery is a short 5 minute walk from this stop.

Contact Details for The National Gallery of Ireland
Address: Merrion Square West, Dublin 2.
Tel: 01 661 5133.
Email: info@ngi.ie.
Website: www.nationalgallery.ie.

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