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National Gallery of Ireland free

Merrion Sq. W. | Dublin 2 | Official website
National Gallery of Ireland
  • Type: Museums
  • Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
Overall Rating: 4.5 (4.3)
Value: 5.0 (5.0)
Facilities: 4.5 (4.5)
Atmosphere: 4.0 (4.0)
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If you're an art lover, make sure to save some time for this extensive museum, which houses Ireland's national art collection. Here you'll find numerous works by such renowned artists as Caravaggio, Van Gogh and the French Impressionists. But the real reason to visit is to get to know Ireland's masters; the museum houses an impressive collection of works by such notable residents as William Leech, Roderic O'Conor and Jack B. Yeats, whose famous painting, The Liffey Swim, depicts a popular event still held every year in September. The National Gallery also hosts notable traveling exhibitions as well as concerts and lectures.

The National Gallery of Ireland sits just a few blocks northwest of St. Stephen's Green and is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5:30 p.m. Admission is free, so don't worry about trying to pack everything in to one day; you can always come back. For more information, check out the gallery's website.

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