National Gallery


It’s a rainy Saturday in November, great! Tired of shopping, eating and drinking, time to feast your eyes in a veritable Aladdin’s cave of treasures all under one roof in the centre of Dublin.


Immerse yourself in the masterpieces from the 14th century right up to today in the company of Velazquez, Goya, Picasso, Monet, Caravaggio, Fra Angelico, Titian, van Dyck, Vermeer, Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Roderic O’Conor, Walter Osborne, John Lavery, Paul Henry, Louis le Brocquy, William Orpen, Jack B. Yeats.


The National Gallery of Ireland boasts thousands of paintings and watercolours, drawings, prints and sculpture from the Renaissance, Impressionists, Modernists, from the dark hues of the Dutch masters to the flowing watercolours of Yeats (one of the other ones) and his depiction of the Liffey swim.


Entertaining the people of Ireland on the corner of Merrion Square for 150 years (the square itself plays host to amateur painting sales weekly).