Public Tours

Free tours of the permanent collection take place every Saturday at 12.30pm, and every Sunday at 12.30pm and 1.30pm.

Special tours are regularly scheduled to coincide with holidays and special events.

See ‘What’s On’ for the next public tour. 

School Tours

Free tours are available to Irish primary and secondary schools, but must be booked in advance. There is a charge for guided tours for schools from overseas. 

Language School Tours

Special tours designed for students learning English are available, but must be booked in advance.

Tours in Irish

Tá turais le fáil i nGaeilge, ach ní mór duit réamhfhógra maith a thabhairt dúinn, le do thoil.

Self-Guided Tours

Self-guided groups are welcome in the Gallery, but must be booked in advance.

New Parents' Tours

These tours are for all parents, guardians and carers of infants and children. Tours take place on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 2pm.  See 'What's On' for the next New Parent's tour.

Accessibility Tours

The Gallery regularly offers tours for the deaf and hearing impaired, the visually impaired and the blind.

Guided Tours for private groups

Guided tours of the collection may be booked for private groups, schools and university groups, special interest groups and individuals. A minimum of 2 weeks notice is required. Bookings will be accepted up to 3 months in advance. Groups may choose a general tour or specify a theme in advance. There is a charge for private guided tours.

Special Gift Tours

Have you ever thought of giving a member of your family or a friend a gift of a personal tour of the National Gallery of Ireland? This special gift gives the recipient the opportunity to view the Gallery's treasures guided by one of our team. Tour Gift Vouchers (Price: €50.00) are available from the Gallery Shop.

Gallery Refurbishment Programme

Please be aware that many artworks will not be on show during the Gallery’s refurbishment programme. Guided tour group numbers may also be reduced to 15 or less in certain cases determined by environmental conditions in the gallery

For further information contact:

Tel: +353 1 6633510

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