Free entry to temporary exhibitions or free guidebook (when no exhibitions are available)

National Gallery of Ireland

Dublin Pass Benefits:

Free entry to temporary exhibitions, or free guidebook when no exhibitions available

The National Gallery of Ireland collection contains over 15,000 artworks, representing every major European School of painting through watercolours, drawings, prints and sculpture. With works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Caravaggio and Goya, the National Gallery of Ireland also houses a renowned collection of Irish paintings dating from the 17th century to the 20th centuries, including works by Jack B. Yeats.

Dublin Pass holders can enjoy free entry to temporary exhibitions, and when no exhibitions are available, visitors will recieve a free National Gallery of Ireland Guidebook.

If no ticketed exhibition is taking place, please collect your National Gallery of Ireland Guidebook from the Gallery Shop.


  • Collections of painting and sculpture dating from 13th – 20th century
  • Summer Leonardo drawings exhibition
  • Vermeer and the Master of Genre Painting exhibition 

Did you know

- Founder of the gallery, William Dargan, built the first railway in Ireland

- Nathaniel Hone’s ‘The Conjuror’ was the subject of the first ever one-man show in the British Isles

- Rembrandt opened his own studio when he was just 19!


Frederic William Burton: For the Love of Art (25 October 2017 – 14 January 2018)

This exhibition presents an opportunity to look afresh at the work of Frederic William Burton (1816-1900). The exhibition will explore all aspects of his career as an artist, including his early portrait miniatures and subjects inspired by the West of Ireland. It will also look at his period in Germany, and his tenure as director of the National Gallery, London.

Dublin Pass users are entitled to one complimentary ticket in to this exhibition. To avoid disappointment we suggest users pre-book ahead of visiting the Gallery -  Collect prebooked tickets at exhibition desk where your Dublin Pass card will be scanned.

Käthe Kollwitz: Life, Death and War (Print Gallery | Free admission)
(6 September 2017 - 10 December 2017)

For the first time at the National Gallery of Ireland, an exhibition of 40 prints and drawings by the German artist Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945) will be shown to the public. Specially curated by the Gallery, the works featured allow visitors to reflect on the effects of war, in particular the grief left in its wake. The exhibition will be accompanied by a free illustrated brochure, and a programme of talks and music. 

How to get there:

    Bus: 4, 7, 8 to Merrion Square North & Clare Street, 39A to Merrion Row, 46A to Dawson Street & Nassau Street
    LUAS: Green Line to St Stephen's Green

see the: full list of attractions included

Monday 09.15 - 17.30
Tuesday 09.15 - 17.30
Wednesday 09.15 - 17.30
Thursday 09.15 - 20.30
Friday 09.15 - 17.30
Saturday 09.15 - 17.30
Sunday 11.00 - 17.30
Last Admission: 15 mins before closing

Closed: Good Friday, 24th, 25th and 26th December

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Clare Street, Dublin 2


+353 1 661 5133