Top reasons to visit

Detail from Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), 'Rooftops in Paris', 1886

There are lots of great reasons to visit the National Gallery of Ireland - below you'll find just a few!

It's free

It's free

Open 361 days of the year, the Gallery holds more than 15,000 works. Spend an afternoon or an hour visiting the highlights of the collection, and discovering the national collection.

It's not only admission that's free - you can also attend free lectures, tours and workshops, as well as borrow audioguides and drawing kits.

 

Family Fun

Family Fun

There's lots for all the family at the National Gallery - come along to free workshops, borrow family packs and children's audioguides, or join one of our holiday and mid-term courses for children and teenagers.

Learn about art

Learn more about art

Join one of our free tours, come to a talk, enroll in one of our lecture series, symposiums or drawing courses, or simply borrow one of our free audio guides. There are lots of different and exciting ways to learn more about art.

Catch up with friends

Catch up with friends

Centrally located in the heart of Georgian Dublin, the National Gallery is an ideal meeting place. Have lunch or coffee in our large café on the ground floor, run by Itsa, browse in our award-winning bookshop, or join one of our free tours.