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. The current director of the gallery is Raymond Keaveney. Entry to the gallery is free.
FREE a must visit. The No 1 Visitor attraction in Ireland. Lovely original noteless and gifts.
Free entry to this wonderful gallery and it’s not just for tourists. Lots of locals here regularly!
The National Gallery on Merrion Square displays a collection of more than 2000 European and Irish paintings.
Great art collection - modern and ancient! Beautiful building too ... close to our parliament too!!
“Book of Kells can be viewed there and a lot of films were made there due to the old cobble stones and just the feel of the place.”
“This museum has interesting exhibits from Ireland's prehistory, including hoards of celtic jewelry and sacrificial bog bodies.”
“Whether you’re a Dubliner or a visitor, this is the park to wander round or relax in. ”
“I could spend all day in here sketching the creatures and finding new creatures I’ve never seen before. Wonderful place of discovery. ”
“The black entry gates at Palace Street (the shortest street in Dublin) is the pedestrian entrance to the historic Dublin Castle. Erected in the early 13th century on the site of a Viking settlement, the Castle served for centuries as the headquarters of English, and later British administration in Ireland. Following the 1916 revolution and Irelands final independence in 1922, Dublin Castle was handed over to the new Irish Government where our tricolour flag was raised for the first time in centuries. It is now a major government complex and a key symbol of Irish history.”