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Stay Near the National Gallery of Ireland

National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin
Located in the heart of Georgian Dublin, the National Gallery of Ireland houses a large collection of European art from the 14th to 20th century. The gallery features several permanent exhibitions and rotating exhibitions that tell the story of the history of Europe, world history, and contemporary art trends. Visitors can explore current conservation projects, visit the art library, and also participate in educational programs. The gallery is located near Merrion Square, making it an easily-accessible attraction for hotel guests.


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Monday 11am - 5:30pm; Tuesday to Saturday 9:15am - 5:30pm; Thursday 9:15am - 8:30pm; Sunday 11am - 5:30pm.


  • Yoga at the Gallery
  • Highlights Tour
  • Artist and Expert Presentations


  • Art Library
  • Conservation Project
  • Research Room
  • Gallery Cafe
  • Educational Program
  • Gallery Shop


  • What types of tours of the National Gallery of Ireland are available?

    A complimentary highlights tour takes visitors through several popular collections and exhibits. The gallery also hosts a family-friendly tour and other themed tours throughout the year. Free audio guides for selected collections are available at the information desks. These are ideal for visitors who want a more in-depth tour experience.
  • What’s the best way to get to the National Gallery of Ireland?

    The gallery overlooks Merrion Square and is within walking distance of The Shelbourne Dublin hotel. Parking is available right on Merrion Square within walking distance of the gallery. Disabled parking spaces are located outside the entrance to the Gallery for easy access to the main doors.

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