Membership: Join today

Photo of a couple standing in a gallery in front of a wall displaying gilt-framed paintings and mirrors.
Photographer: Jack Caffrey, The Pimlico Project, 2017. Photo © National Gallery of IrelandCredit

Be part of it! By becoming a member of the Friends you are supporting the Gallery and enjoying exclusive benefits!

A community of art lovers

Your membership helps the Gallery to acquire new artworks to enrich the national collection, as well as supporting the exhibitions programme. In 2021, the Friends will support a book to accompany the exhibition Jack B. Yeats: Painting & MemoryRead more about how Friends contribute to acquisitions and exhibitions.


Exclusive benefits

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 we cannot hold in-person events in the Gallery, we are bringing the Gallery to you through a rich variety of digital events and content.

  • Free unlimited entry to all ticketed exhibitions (pre-booking essential)
  • Live virtual events via ZOOM, sharing first knowledge and behind-the-scenes stories about Gallery exhibitions and projects
  • Exclusive access to digital content, including videos of art history talks and lecture series, shared via weekly email newsletters
  • Friends Fortnight: an annual two-week festival in February, celebrating our members, with exclusive daily events
  • 10% discount in the Gallery Shop all year
  • 10% discount in the Gallery Café
  • 10% discount on customised prints
  • 20% discount on selected online Education events
  • Early bird booking for selected online events
  • A copy of the Gallery's new magazine, The Gallery

Click here to see a list of the benefits you can enjoy once COVID-19 measures are lifted

When you click on the button above, you will be taken to our ticketing and membership website called Ticketsolve. You will be asked to create a new account, or log into your existing account, before you can complete your purchase.

How to join


Purchase your membership, or your gift membership, online here

Please note: When you click on the link above, you will be brought to our ticketing and membership website called Ticketsolve. You will be asked to create a new account, or log into your account, before you can complete your purchase.

Direct debit

For Friends wishing to sign up for direct debit membership, you can download the direct debit form here

Email and phone

You can also email [email protected] or phone us on +353 1 661 9877.

Data protection

Read about data protection and the processing of your personal data


Download our Friends FAQ document (PDF)


Contact us

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]