National Gallery of Ireland
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The NATIONAL GALLERY OF IRELAND is situated in the heart of Georgian Dublin, attracting over 750,000 visitors annually. Founded in 1854, the Gallery today houses an extensive collection of some 13,000 works of art containing the most important and representative collection of Irish painting (17th - 20th C) with works by Thomas Roberts, James Barry, Nathaniel Hone, Roderic O'Conor, John Lavery, William Orpen, Jack B.Yeats and Louis le Brocquy. The European collection (14th - 20th C) includes masterpieces by the most celebrated figures in the history of Western art by Fra Angelico, Caravaggio, Vermeer, Rembrandt, Poussin, Goya, Picasso,Bonnard and van Gogh. There is also a special room dedicated to Jack B. Yeats, and a National Portrait Collection which includes portraits of well-known figures of contemporary Irish life.

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An audio guide of the permanent collection is available in six languages, free from the information desks. There is a varied public programme organised throughout the year; including talks, tours, art appreciation and drawing courses, family and young people's activities, and concerts. For details of current events and exhibitions pick up a copy of the Gallery News or visit our website. Admission to the permanent collection is free.

Gallery Opening hours:
Monday-Saturday 9.30am-5.30pm; Thursday 9.30am-8.30pm; Sunday 12.00pm-5.30pm;
Closed: 24-26 December & Good Friday

Gallery Restaurant and Café
Open daily (last service in café is 5pm Mon-Sun and 8pm Thur)

Gallery Shop
Please note the Gallery Shop will be closed for refurbishment from 21st January until early March 2008. A limited service is available by telephone (01) 663 3518 or email

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