The Joy of Museums

Finding Meaning in a Museum

National Gallery of Ireland

National Gallery of Ireland 2006

The National Gallery of Ireland is home of the national collection of Irish and European art. The Gallery has an extensive collection of Irish painting and is also notable for its Italian Baroque and Dutch masters painting.

The Masterpieces of the National Gallery of Ireland featured in the “Joy of Museums” include:

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Essential Facts:

  • Name:                   National Gallery of Ireland
  • Established:         1864
  • Type:                     Art museum
  • Location:              Merrion Square West, Dublin, Ireland


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