The National Gallery of Ireland is the Cultural Institution authorised by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht to process export licences for paintings and works on paper executed entirely by hand, as per the National Cultural Institutions Act, 1997. When transporting an artwork out of Ireland it is likely that you will need an export licence. The type of licence you need depends on the value of the artwork and whether it is going to be transported to an EU country or a country outside the European Union.
For queries on export licences please contact the Exhibition and Collections Services Office:
National Gallery of Ireland
Merrion Square West
Phone: +353 1 663 3581/ +353 1 663 3540
Export Licence Application # 1 [PDF]
Export Licence Application # 2 [PDF]