Current Press Releases

Lines of Vision: Irish Writers at the National Gallery

To mark the 150th anniversary of the National Gallery of Ireland, 56 Irish writers have contributed poems, essays and stories to an anthology. An exhibition displaying the featured works will be formally opened by President Michael D. Higgins on Tuesday 7 October.

Release   07 October 2014

Schools & Cultural Engagement Seminar

Minister Humphreys to launch art and education schools seminar at National Gallery of Ireland.

Release   24 September 2014

12 finalists announced for the Hennessy Portrait Prize

Hennessy and the National Gallery of Ireland today announced the 12 finalists chosen for the Hennessy Portrait Prize 2014. Selected by an esteemed panel of judges, the 12 finalists were chosen from more than 400 entries from artists living in Ireland and Irish artists abroad.

Release   23 September 2014

Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy - Portrait

Portrait of Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy enters National Portrait Collection in the National Gallery of Ireland

Release   31 July 2014

Monet goes back on display

The National Gallery of Ireland and BNP Paribas are pleased to announce the completion of the Claude Monet Research and Conservation Project as the restored Monet painting goes back on public view.

Release   01 July 2014

National Gallery of Ireland Board

Minister Deenihan advertises for Board members for the Board of Governors and Guardians of the National Gallery of Ireland.

Release   06 June 2014

Strike action on June 5

National Gallery of Ireland to close to public on Thursday, June 5th due to planned strike action by Attendant staff.

Release   03 June 2014

Hennessy Portrait Prize

Just 12 weeks to enter the inaugural Hennessy Portrait Prize, with the National Gallery of Ireland.

Release   09 May 2014

National Gallery to close for refurbishment works 19 to 26 May inclusive

The Gallery regrets any inconvenience this temporary closure may cause our visitors. Public tours and talks which were normally scheduled for this period will take place on another date.

Release   02 May 2014

Statue of William Dargan moves from its home at National Gallery

This afternoon, the statue of William Dargan in the forecourt of the National Gallery of Ireland on Merrion Square West was moved from its plinth in the forecourt of the Gallery to facilitate preparation works for the excavation of a new energy centre.

Release   30 April 2014