National Gallery of Ireland
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About this place
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.
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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!!
The National Gallery, located in the city centre on Clare St is doing free tours for the collection at 2.30 every day in July & August. It houses the national collection of Irish and European art. The Gallery has an extensive, representative collection of Irish paintings and is also notable for its…
A wonderful gallery with great contemporary and older art. Recently refurbished, it's beautiful to walk around. The portrait gallery is excellent. Has a good Cafe and gift shop also. This is also a great area for The natural history museum, Trinity college, Merrion square and not far from Stephens…
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