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The Merrion is located in the heart of Dublin's city center, within walking distance of some of Ireland’s most popular Museums and Galleries.
Merrion Square West & Clare Street, Dublin 2
The National Gallery of Ireland was established by an Act of Parliament in 1854 and first opened its doors to the public in January 1864.
Today the collection boasts some 2,500 paintings and approximately 10,000 other works in different media including watercolors, drawings, prints and sculpture.
Every major European School of painting is extensively represented. It also houses a renowned collection of Irish paintings, the majority of which are on permanent display.
There is a Yeats Museum with works by Jack B Yeats, his father John Butler, and other members of this artistic family.
Closed 24-26th December & Good Friday.
*Free to permanent collection.
Admission charge to special exhibitions in the Millennium Wing.
Group Admission Prices:
Free – maximum number of 25 per group must be supervised, or accompanied by a tour operator.
Free audio tour Guides to permanent collection, free public tours at weekends (Sat 3pm & Sun 2pm, 3 pm, 4pm) & every day in July & August (3pm), family drawing packs, shop, restaurant, telephones, cloakrooms, wheelchair access to all levels.
Kildare St, Dublin 2
Tel: + 353 1 6777 444
The National Museum of Ireland, Kildare Street officially opened its doors to the public in August 1890. The National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology and History is the national repository for all archaeological objects found in Ireland. This museum houses over 2,000,000 artifacts which range in date between 7000BC and the late medieval period.
The National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology and History is home to the Irish Antiquities Division of the National Museum. This division is responsible for the portable archaeological heritage of Ireland. In addition to managing the archaeological collections the staff is also charged with caring for the substantial Ethnographical, Classical and Egyptian collections.
The National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology and History is one of four sites three of which are located in Dublin and one in Castlebar, co. Mayo
Closed Monday including Bank Holidays.
Group Admission Prices
Groups that are charged €2 per person for a tour are: Language Schools, Retirement Groups, Interest Groups, Tour Operator Groups.
Groups that are free are: all primary, secondary and third level colleges, national and international, special needs groups, community groups, diplomats/delegates, tourism delegates.
Museum café, museum gift shop, education resource room, audio-visual presentation. Calendar of events available – call or email us for details.
Royal Hospital Military Road Kilmainham Dublin 8
Tel: +353 1 6129900
The Irish Museum of Modern Art is housed in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, the finest 17th-century building in Ireland. The Irish Museum of Modern Art was established by the Government of Ireland in 1990 as Ireland’s first national institution for the presentation and collection of modern and contemporary art The Irish Museum of Modern Art is Ireland's leading national institution for the collection and presentation of modern and contemporary art. The Museum hosts regular exhibitions and provide opportunities for artists to research and develop their work practice through its Arts Residency Programme
Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-5.30pm, except Wednesday 10.30am-5.30pm.
Sunday & Bank Holidays: 12noon-5.30pm.
Closed: Mondays, Good Friday 14th April, 24th-26th December.
Admission to the Museum and all exhibitions are free.
Grass Roots Café open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday & Bank Holidays 12noon-5pm. Formal Gardens and Bookshop open museum hours.
Wheelchair accessible, adapted toilets, baby changing facilities, locker room, unlimited free car parking, free guided tours of exhibitions and lunch room for visitors groups - booking required.
Dublin Writers Museum No. 18 Parnell Sq Dublin 1
Tel: 00 353 1 872 2077
The Dublin Writers Museum opened in November 1991, at No. 18 Parnell Sq. The Irish Writers' Centre, next door in No 19, contains the meeting rooms and offices of the Irish Writers' Union, the Society of Irish Playwrights, the Irish Children's Book Trust and the Translators' Association of Ireland. The Museum was established to promote interest, through its collection, displays and activities, in Irish literature as a whole and in the lives and works of individual Irish writers. Through its association with the Irish Writers' Centre it provides a link with living writers and the international literary scene.
Sunday and Public Holidays: 11am-5pm
Late opening June, July & August: Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm
Christmas Opening Hours:
Mon 24th Dec 10am-3pm (last admission 2.15pm)
Tues 25th Dec closed
Wed 26th Dec closed
Thurs 27th Dec 10am-5pm
Fri 28th Dec 10am-5pm
Sat 29th Dec 10am-5pm
Sun 30th Dec 11am-5pm
Mon 31st Dec 10am-5pm
Tues 1st Dec 11am-5pm
Wed 2nd Dec 10am-5pm
Group Admission Prices:
Combined tickets available with either The James Joyce Museum and The Shaw Birthplace:
Adults: €12.00 (Group rate €11.00)
Concession: €10.00 ((Group rate €9.00)
Child: €7.40 (Group rate €6.40)
Group rate applies to groups of 20+