The National Gallery of Ireland is located in the centre of Dublin city with an entrance in Merrion Square. It was founded in 1854 and opened its doors ten years later. The Gallery has an extensive, representative collection of Irish painting and is also notable for its Italian Baroque and Dutch masters paintings, include works by Vermeer, Caravaggio, Picasso, Van Gogh and Monet.
Today the National Gallery of Ireland’s collection includes over 2,500 paintings and some 10,000 other works in different media including watercolours, drawings, prints and sculpture. Every major European School of painting is extensively represented. It also houses a renowned collection of Irish paintings.