Art Galleries

This is a small selection of art galleries in Ireland, mostly major galleries. Several of the best of them have free admission, though there may be charges for entry to special exhibitions.

There are many more galleries not listed but worth visiting. In particular look out for signposts to small local galleries around the country, some displaying the work of a single artist, others a group of local artists. These are great places to visit if you want to pick up a piece of original art as a gift or a souvenir of a visit to Ireland. There are also interesting art collections in many historic houses and gardens, as well as temporary exhibitions during festivals and other events.

The Hunt Museum

This museum is home to a remarkable collection of Irish and European art, ceramics, enamels and other artifacts almost all of which were personally …

Irish Museum of Modern Art

A visit here is as much to see the wonderful building as it is the art, though there is an excellent collection both inside and around the grounds.

The Hugh Lane Gallery

The Hugh Lane Gallery houses one of the most important contemporary art collections in Ireland in an interesting Georgian building formerly known as …

National Gallery of Ireland

This gallery is home to the National art collection which is an eclectic collection spanning all periods of art from the 14th century on.

The Lewis Glucksman Gallery

Owned by University College Cork, this relatively new gallery houses the college collection and has a year round programme of visiting exhibitions.

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