I went to the National Gallery just two hours ahead they were closing so wasn't plenty of children tours or tourists (as me!).
The building is separated in three floors of adorable paintings and sculptures... also, the building inside offers some hide emplacements which are modern in contrast to the outside look of itself.
I spent most of my time appreciating Irish Art in the 18th and 19th century, in which Sarah PURSER (1848-1943), William DAVIS (1812-1873) and Willian John LEECH (1881-1968) are my favourites.
Also I enjoyed Albert MOORE (1841-1868) with the 'Azaleas' painting of 1868.
On the upper floor, I had a look at some of the Irish and British portraits. Nice though.
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The Nationel Gallery of Ireland has a fine collection of European fine arts. Most important is its Irish collection. It is also located in the most grand rooms of the Gallery. However, don't miss the foreign works of art: the Flemish and Dutch collection is extensive: there's even a Vermeer and there are only 35 of those in the whole world! The Italian wing boasts a famous Caravaggio.
The café has great food and is a popular weekend lunch spot. The shop is located in the new wing, which is a pretty interesting piece of architecture on its own.
This museum is located in the quiet Merrion square. The entrance is free so there is no excuse for no visiting it. You’ll see great paintings by Veermer, Velazquez, Rubens, Rembradt and much more. You’ll see also Irish painters.
monday to saturday: 9.30-17.30, Thusday: 9.30-20.30 and Sunday 12-17.30
The National Gallery of Ireland opened in 1864 although built in 1854. It holds 2,500 paintings and 10,000 other works including drawings and sculptures. It also holds an impressive collection of Irish paintings most of which are on permanent display. You will also find a Yeats Museum. The Gallery has two restaurants and a gift shop.
Admission is free.
Opening: Mon to Sat 9.30 to 5.30 Thursday 9.30 to 8.30pm and Sun 12noon to 5.30pm. There are guided tours of the collection on Saturdays at 3pm and on Sundays at 2pm.
Open in 1864 this gallery holds the national collection of Irish Art in addition to the national collection of European Old Master Paintings. Highlights include Caravaggio, Vermeer, Poussin, Rembrandt, Lavery and Jack B. Yeats. The Gallery has an extensive programme of exhibitions and it has an active education programme all year round.
I highly recommend you pay a visit to the National Gallery of Ireland if you are in Dublin. There is an excellent & comprehensive display of irish artists like Jack B Yeats and William Orpen in the Millenium wing. There is also a Caravaggio on display, as well as Turner, Vermeer and many more.
One of the smallest national galleries I have seen, but still a good free introduction to Irish art.
The National Gallery opened in 1854 with only 125 paintings. Today it has over 2500 paintings and around 10000 works of art in various media. It's closed on Mondays.
On Merrion Square West is the National Art Gallery of Ireland. OK, it's not the Louvre but they have good works from many European artists.
There is also a restaurant and a souvernir shop.