Press Releases

  1. Mainie Jellett (1897-1944), 'A composition - sea rhythm'. © National Gallery of Ireland

    Press release 7/7/2017

    Join us in the National Gallery of Ireland on Sunday 23 July for 'Ealaín', a special day celebrating Irish art and culture. A full day programme of activities is themed around the Irish collection, including tours, talks, workshops and performances for all to enjoy. Admission is free. No booking required.
  2. At a special viewing of the National Gallery's exhibition, Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalr

    Press release 16/6/2017

    The National Gallery’s highly anticipated exhibition, 'Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry', which has seen record numbers at the Paris venue, opens in the National Gallery of Ireland on Saturday 17th June and runs through to 17th September 2017.
  3. Press release 14/6/2017

    National Gallery of Ireland reopens its historic wings after extensive refurbishment and modernisation.
  4. The front of the Merrion Square gallery building. © National Gallery of Ireland.

    Press release 12/6/2017-2

    On Thursday 15 June the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin reopens to the public following a period of extensive refurbishment and modernisation of its historic wings on Merrion Square. 
  5. Gerry Davis (b.1985), 'Portrait of Henry Shefflin', 2017.  © Gerry Davis. Photo © National Gallery of Ireland

    Press release 12/6/2017-1

    Portrait of All-Ireland championship hurler, Henry Shefflin, by Gerry Davis joins National Portrait Collection, commissioned by the National Gallery of Ireland as part of the Hennessy Portrait Prize.
  6. Simone Mancini, Head of Conservation, National Gallery of Ireland; Sean Rainbird, Director, National Gallery of Ireland; and Peter Keegan, Country Executive for Ireland, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; at a preview of Daniel Maclise (1806-1870), The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife in the refurbished Shaw Room of the National Gallery of Ireland, following a conservation and research project funded by the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Art Conservation Project. Photo © Maxwell Photography

    Press release 6/6/2017

    The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife returns to permanent display in the refurbished National Gallery of Ireland following a conservation and research project funded by the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Art Conservation Project.
  7. Joseph Walsh (b.1979), 'Magnus Modus', 2017.

    Press release 1/6/2017

    The National Gallery of Ireland presents 'Magnus Modus' by Joseph Walsh, a sculpture commissioned by the Office of Public Works on behalf of the National Gallery of Ireland under the Per Cent for Art Scheme.
  8. Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610), 'Boy bitten by a Lizard', c.1594-5.  © The National Gallery, London.
  9. Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675), 'Woman with a Balance', c. 1663–4. Widener Collection. Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington.

    Tickets for Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting

    Ticket booking for the upcoming Vermeer exhibition at the National Gallery of Ireland goes live online from Wednesday 19 April.
  10. Overall Winner; Laura Hurley, Co. Cork