Our mission is to bring people and art together. We are fortunate to interact with so many people who share our deep love for the Gallery. We are a charity, and every membership is vital to support our work. We will continue to bring you highlights of our exhibitions and deeper engagement with the collection while the Gallery is closed.
Thank you for your support.
Due to ongoing COVID-19 measures, we have adapted our membership benefits to ensure that Friends can continue to engage with and enjoy the national collection. Although you cannot currently visit the Gallery, we are bringing the Gallery to you through a rich variety of digital events and content, including:
Your membership also helps the Gallery to acquire new artworks to enrich the national collection, as well as supporting the exhibitions programme.
Although much of the information below does not apply while COVID-19 measures are in place, read on to discover the benefits you can enjoy once the Gallery reopens fully.
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.
All members of the Friends enjoy 12 months of the following benefits:
* Pre-booking essential. See FAQs for further information.
** Very occasionally, the Members’ Room may be temporarily unavailable. Members will be alerted in advance.
Members of the Friends enjoy unlimited free entry to all exhibitions!Join today, or give the gift of membership
Member of the Friends
"Thank you for helping to keep us Friends diverted, informed and sane during this crisis. Your mails, lectures and virtual tours are greatly appreciated."
If you have any questions about membership of the Friends of the National Gallery of Ireland
contact the Friends team on
+353 (0) 1 661 9877 or [email protected]
Discover the collection with these online self-guided tours
Episode 5 with Mairead O'hEocha available now
Take a virtual tour around some of the Gallery spaces