Current Press Releases

Celebrating 50 Years of the Christmas Art holiday at the National Gallery

As the longest-running museum activity in Ireland, the Art Holiday is now firmly part of the post-Christmas traditional outing in Dublin and continues to be a popular event for all the family. An extended programme this year will take place over five days, from 27th to 31st December, with family art workshops, music and tours.

Release   17 December 2014

Monet Trial 2014: Statement from the National Gallery of Ireland

A statement from Sean Rainbird, Director of the National Gallery of Ireland.

Release   04 December 2014

Hennessy Portrait Prize: winner announced

On Tuesday 11th November, Hennessy and the National Gallery of Ireland announced Nick Miller as the winner of the inaugural Hennessy Portrait Prize 2014.

Release   11 November 2014

Hennessy Portrait Prize shortlist

Exhibition of twelve finalists opens at National Gallery of Ireland on Saturday, 8 November. Winner will be announced on 11 November.

Release   05 November 2014

New Sunday opening time

This weekend sees the start of a new Sunday opening hour for the National Gallery of Ireland. From November 2nd, the Gallery will open its doors to the public at the earlier time of 11am on Sundays, replacing the previous public opening time of 12pm. The Gallery Shop and Café will also be open from 11am on Sundays.

Release   30 October 2014

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