Getting here

A memeber of staff at the entrance to the gallery on Clare Street. © National Gallery of Ireland.
© National Gallery of Ireland. Credit

The Gallery is open again.

We can't wait to welcome you back! 

All visitors must book a ticket in advance - find out more.


Located in the city centre, in the heart of Georgian Dublin, the Gallery is easily accessible on foot and by public transport.


Entering the Gallery

We are operating a one-way system. Please enter via our Merrion Square door, and exit via our Clare Street door.


Transport options

On foot: The Gallery is less than ten minutes on foot from St Stephen’s Green, Grafton Street and Trinity College.

By DART Commuter Rail: Pearse DART Station is five minutes from the Gallery. 

By LUAS light rail: If travelling via the LUAS Green Line, alight at Dawson Street. The Gallery is a 6 minute walk from here. If travelling via the Red Line, alight at Abbey Street, which is about 20 minutes from the Gallery.

By bus: Dublin Bus provides service to nearby bus stops. Bus routes serving the Gallery include the following: 4, 7, 8 to Merrion Square North & Clare Street; 39a to Merrion Row; 46a to Dawson Street & Nassau Street. If travelling from Heuston Station, take the 145 bus to Nassau Street.

By dublinbikes: Dublinbikes is a public bicycle rental scheme which has operated in the city of Dublin since 2009. There are two Dublinbikes stations beside the Gallery, located at Clare Street and at Merrion Square West. 

By car: There is metered parking on Merrion Square. There are disabled parking spaces located outside the Merrion Square entrance to the Gallery.

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