Friends of the National Gallery of Ireland

Join our community of art lovers!

Members of the Friends enjoy exclusive benefits including unlimited free entry to all exhibitions. Your membership also helps the Gallery to acquire new artworks to enrich the national collection, as well as supporting the exhibitions programme.


Hanging of the Margaret Clarke exhibition. © National Gallery of Ireland.

Your support makes a difference

By joining the Friends, not only will you receive exclusive benefits, but you will also support the work of the National Gallery of Ireland. Thanks to our growth in membership, the Friends have been able to support a number of Gallery exhibitions and acquisitions.

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Free entry to every exhibition

Members of the Friends enjoy unlimited free entry to all exhibitions!

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Toni, member of the Friends

"Being a Friend allows me to engage with art and all the other things the gallery has to offer - openings, talks, trips away, musical evenings, Christmas parties, coffee, shopping - all the things you might do with a friend! It enhances my life, as only a friend can do."

Photo of a tour guide speaking to a group of visitors in front of John Lavery's painting The Artist's Studio, in the National Gallery of Ireland.