Press Releases

  1. A couple in front of Thomas Couture's La Peinture Realiste. © National Gallery of Ireland.

    Press release 5/12/2017

    Over one million visitors have been welcomed by the National Gallery of Ireland in 2017.
  2. Hennessy Portrait Prize 2017 winner Jack Hickey, pictured in front of his winning painting, 'My Time'. Photograph by Leon Farrell.

    Press release 29/11/2017

    Jack Hickey announced as winner of the Hennessy Portrait Prize 2017
  3. Peter Barrett, CEO, SMBC Aviation Capital, and Sean Rainbird, Director, National Gallery of Ireland. Photo © SON Photographic Ltd Photographer Shane O’Neill

    Press release 24/11/2017

    National Gallery of Ireland launches a Corporate Partnership Programme
  4. Sir James Galway

    Press release 21/11/2017

    ​​​​​​​Royal Irish Academy of Music and National Gallery of Ireland present an exciting new series of music-making with major names from the music world
  5. William Orpen (1878-1931), 'Thiepval', 1917. © Imperial War Museum

    Press release 7/11/2017

    'Aftermath: The War Landscapes of William Orpen' opens on 11 November in Room 31
  6. Sean Rainbird; Minister for Culture, Heather Humphreys; and Dr Marie Bourke at the launch of the exhibition. © Fennell Photography

    Press release 24/10/2017

    Minister for Culture, Heather Humphreys TD, opens the exhibition 'Frederic William Burton: For the Love of Art'.
  7. Hennessy Portrait Prize 2017

    Press release 12/10/2017

    The National Gallery of Ireland announces the twenty-four artists shortlisted for the Hennessy Portrait Prize 2017.
  8. Canaletto (1697-1768), 'Saint Mark's Square, Venice', c.1756. © National Gallery of Ireland.

    Press release 3/10/2017

    The National Gallery of Ireland is pleased to announce an exciting programme of upcoming exhibitions for 2017-2019
  9. John  Butler Yeats (1839-1922), 'Portrait of Elizabeth Corbet ‘Lolly’ Yeats' - detail. Courtesy, Sotheby’s.

    Press release 27/9/2017

    National Gallery of Ireland purchases works at Sotheby’s London sale, ‘Yeats: The Family Collection’
  10. Frederic William Burton (1816-1900), 'The Meeting on the Turret Stairs' 1864 - detail. © National Gallery of Ireland.

    Press release 18/9/2017

    The National Gallery of Ireland is delighted to present a major exhibition celebrating the life and work of Frederic William Burton (1816—1900), the distinguished Irish artist and influential director of The National Gallery, London, from 25 October 2017 to 14 January 2018.