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National Gallery of Ireland
Dublin City, Co. Dublin
Family friendly
Free to visit
Rainy days
The National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin City displays work by many artists including Johannes Vermeer, Lavinia Fontana, Jack B Yeats, Alice Neel, Caravaggio, Mainie Jellett and many more.

The National Gallery of Ireland is one of the country’s most popular visitor attractions. It houses the nation’s collection of European and Irish art from about 1300 to the present day, and an extensive library and archive.

Entry to the permanent collection, and many temporary exhibitions, is free for all. Open seven days a week, the Gallery is conveniently located in Dublin City centre, a short stroll from Trinity College and Merrion Square.

Free guided tours are available at weekends. Family packs and drawing and creative writing kits are available to borrow for free. Facilities include a shop, café, and wheelchair access to all levels.

Some temporary exhibitions need to be booked in advance and have an admission charge, but there are discounts and special offers available.

Take a look at the Gallery website in advance of your visit for full details.

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Tips from locals

Call into Sweny's Pharmacy in Lincoln Place immortalised in James Joyce’s Ulysses, still selling the famous lemon soap as bought by Leopold Bloom in chapter five of Ulysses.

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Merrion Square W, Dublin 2, D02 K303, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 2 to 3 hours here.

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